Colleen Elizabeth

My day job is studying cognitive neuroscience. In a past life, I was an English major, and occasionally try to remember that writing is not just for dissertations, it can be fun too! 
 
Age: 28
 
Email: vintageacademic@gmail.com
 
What I Do, Job-wise: I am a full time nerd. I study brains. 
 
What I Do, Fun-wise: Write stuff for xojane, sleep, eat bacon, shop for vintage oddities, see live music in venues where you get stuck to the floor.
 
My Motto: “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.”
 
My Anti-Motto: “I want to be married with two kids and a house by 30.”
 
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Mark Hamill
 
My “celebs to make out with” list: Norman Reedus, Henry Rollins
 
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: There is no easy way to say this without it sounding pretentious... but I mostly listen to vinyl by default since I live with a collector. I promise I am not nearly as obnoxious as that just made me sound.
 
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: You mean a non-academic book? They make those still? Sorry, grad school owns my brain. I think I re-read American Pastoral two years ago.
 
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: my yellow 40s inspired dress
 
Beauty Products That I Hoard: ALL OF THEM
 
I smell like: me.