#MemberMonday: Elissa Toohill

#MemberMonday: Elissa Toohill

#MemberMonday: Elissa Toohill

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This week’s #MemberMonday feature is Elissa, a budding philosopher and a member of our Central Park Manhattan House.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Elissa. I’m a former cryptologist and current aspiring philosopher, and my main research interests are in ethics, epistemology, and political philosophy. I’m a reader, music lover, rock climber, combat veteran, polyglot, and mediocre-but-improving cook. I love exploring the city—today while out with an Outpost friend, I found a taqueria in Manhattan that’s actually good and actually cheap, for example—and when I’m not in NYC, you can find me hiking quite a bit.

What's your favorite Outpost memory?

Outpost is an interesting place to live, and I have a lot of wonderful memories from both my time at East Williamsburg and my time here in Manhattan. The vibrant personalities that tend to comprise our membership make even the memories that start out one way into great stories later on!

What’s your favorite part of New York? 

My favorite part of New York? Times Square, because it makes any other part of the city seem pleasant by comparison! Runners up: The Cloisters, Steinway Street in Astoria, Jackson Heights, Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park in the summer, The Creek and The Cave (the comedy club downstairs, not the restaurant upstairs), The Cliffs at LIC, either Nitehawk Cinema...

What are you working on now?

I’m working on wrapping up my bachelor’s degree and applying to graduate programs, and I’m trying to decide where and how to spend the free time I’ll have between graduation and grad school.

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