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Megan

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Midwestern United States

General self-description[edit]

I'm very autodidactic and eclectic and love learning! The world is a fascinating place for me, and I'm so full of curiosity.

I keep myself very busy, am quite active, and rarely ever watch TV or movies. I like to read nonfiction books about topics that teach me about the world around me. I enjoy volunteering and have volunteered many places, including food shelters, mission projects, home restoration, and most importantly a 6-month bout with the suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline.

Eventually I plan to go to medical school and hopefully practice endocrinology or maybe neurology or urology. I might even try to hybridize my expertise on HF and accident-causation in complex systems with my medical experience so as to help hospitals to be that much safer and reduce any sort of malpractice. I have studied a decent amount of Human Factors, systems complexity, systems safety, and accident-causation, mostly through an aviation paradigm.

While my college education has taught me to always be skeptical and take things with a grain of salt, challenging sources of information and credentials, I usually trust Wikipedia as a source of information for fields that don't require professionally edited, peer-reviewed, and published information. I hope that my additions and edits can help make it even better (trying to be bold)! See below for new pages I've created. I'm also concerned about the Gender bias on Wikipedia, so trying to do my part.

Generally in life I mean well, and try to teach my friends and family stuff that I've learned, but occasionally this makes me come across as an arrogant "know-it-all," when really it's just that I'm a pretty big nerd and super excited about learning.

Among things I've studied and academia that I enjoy are:

  • psychology and cognition,
  • medicine (pre-med prerequisite classes), particularly anatomy and physiology
  • gender and sexuality, both of humans and of primates,
  • linguistics, chemistry,
  • physics,
  • percussion and instrumental music, composition, history and theory,
  • most of all, the interaction of all of the above

Pets[edit]

Including all roommates' pets...

When I was younger my family used to have a few ferrets, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Eventually I'd like to get a skunk, and maybe a few other safe, healthy "exotic" pets as house pets. Nothing stupid like a chimpanzee [1] [2] [3] or capuchin [4] like I used to want but now know is a horrible idea.

  1. ^ "Chimpanzees don't make good pets" [1]
  2. ^ "Why would a chimpanzee attack a human?" [2]
  3. ^ "Chimpanzees Are NOT Pets!" [3]
  4. ^ "The Perils of Keeping Monkeys as Pets" [4]

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de-3 Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
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es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
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I speak English, French, and German rather fluently, and Hebrew, Latin, and Spanish to a small extent. I'm also working on Korean, Arabic, Russian, and Polish a bit.

Jobs[edit]

I have worked in food service, retail, groundskeeping/landscaping, as a bus driver, and as a dispatcher.

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Wikipedia Contributions[edit]

I used to think that EVERYTHING possible had already been created on Wikipedia, and dream that some day I might find something to create a page about that nobody had before. Well, that day eventually came, and now I have created five new pages. Albeit, none are super glamorous/prestigious, but, considering how practically everything already had a page, I'm surprised that these didn't already have their own.

My approach is basically that whenever I seek internet information about a topic or place and notice that a Wikipedia page is lacking for it, I consider whether it meets notability guidelines and then go ahead.

New pages I've created are:

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  1. Pancake Sentences, 24 November 2014 - a linguistic pattern in Scandinavian languages
  2. Yentl Syndrome, 25 November 2014 - the phenomenon that, because women's heart attack symptoms are different from men's, many women suffering from heart attacks end up not noticing or dismissing the symptoms and therefore dying unnecessarily.
  3. Mount 7, 15 June 2015 - a mountain just southeast of Golden, British Columbia
  4. North American Brass Band Association (NABBA), 15 June 2015
  5. Face of the Giant Panda Sign, 15 June 2015 - a characteristic MRI appearance of people who have Wilson's Disease

For photos I've uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, see commons:Special:ListFiles/Bush6984

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