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Saint Helena, CA

Member since:

June 3, 2014

Tell us a little about yourself: where are you from, when did you move here, etc.

I'm from the Washington DC area originally, but have moved from Cleveland, OH where I was living for 3 years for work. I've only just arrived in May, and will only be in SM for a year, as my husband (we just got married a month ago!) is completing a fellowship, then it's off to our next adventure.

What do you do for living?

I'm a Genetic Counselor by training, which I practiced clinically for about 3 years before coming here. Now I am working as the administrator of a small foundation that's I'm also a Director of, providing scholarships to college students who are doing unpaid internships but need help with the living expenses. It's something completely new that I am learning as I go and I love it! I'm also consulting for a non-profit that represents a rare genetic cause of Autism, primarily helping curate their registry and database, and doing a little patient outreach. Both positions mean I can work from home, which gives me wonderful freedom and flexibility, but also limits my opportunities to meet people in my new city. Thus, why I'm here. Although I also love to eat so that absolutely has something to do with it.

What kind of food do you like, do you have any recommendations for restaurants?

This is not helpful, but I like all types of food except really really spicy! I've been to very few places so far, since I just arrived, but have enjoyed Santa Monica Seafood, Umami burger, and Rustic Canyon. I enjoying trying new foods and interesting combinations of flavors, so am pretty adventurous.

Finally......what do you hope to get out of this group?

As mentioned above, new friends, good conversation, time out of the house, and new culinary experiences.


Hello! I just moved to Santa Monica and work from home, so I'm looking for new friends, new places to eat, and a great excuse to get out in the middle of the day!

What Rebecca is saying about this Meetup Group

Two for two so far, going really well =)

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