I live in Oakland, California with my partner and work for an international micro-finance organization based in San Francisco. My educational background is in economics. I have lived in California for 11 years and grew up on the East Coast, after having spent my first three years in Norway. I am of mixed ethnicity including Norwegian, Dutch, Indonesian and Japanese. I enjoy traveling, food, film, literature, history and exploring nature. I am respectful of others and enjoy peaceful environments. I recently had a wonderful month-long visit to Indonesia to learn more about my maternal ancestry.