Diving into the Gene Pool

Just a science nerd with a passion for diving and fitness

Instead of a bucket list, i’m making a ‘life list’…things I want to do or see in my lifetime (in no particular order). I’ll continue to add and cross things out as I think of them and accomplish them :)

  • Cave dive in the Mexico cenotes
  • Swim with a manta ray
  • Go on a safari in Africa and possibly climb Kilimanjaro
  • Photograph a leafy seadragon (in the wild i.e. not in an aquarium)
  • Get my scuba instructor certification
  • Get a respectable upper level position where I am appreciated and yet still remember what it was like to be a lower level person. 
  • Start a family
  • Run a half marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Dive the Great Lakes
  • Dive in Bikini Atoll
  • Dive the Red Sea
  • Dive the Galapagos & see a blue footed booby
  • Dive in Palau including jellyfish lake
  • Dive with Humpback Whales
  • Make a difference in the dive medicine world
  • Learn how to do a back handspring
  • Go skydiving
  • Get a tattoo
  • Take a sporadic trip
  • Visit all of the ancient wonders of the world
  • Visit ALL of the Smithsonian museums
  • Walk on a glacier & see a penguin in the wild (Alaska or Antarctica)
  • Visit some of the top National Parks - Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Red Wood, etc.