Some words to describe me include kind, loyal, great sense of humor, ambitious, curious, and a good friend. It is pretty easy to make me laugh (as some of my family members will attest to). I am from the Los Angeles area, but spent many years on the East Coast for school and recently a year in the Midwest. I have played the violin since I was a child, and feel fortunate to have had so many great life experiences through music. My interests include travel, music, photography, architecture, American history, movies, reading (especially historical fiction), and anything having to do with giraffes. :) I love dogs (especially labs) and can't wait to own one in the future! I love autumn and miss the seasons. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and learning from others. I am close with my family and consider my grandfather and my mother to be two of the most inspirational people in my life.