Hi, I'm Sharon, I am 36 years old, and I grew up in Brooklyn, although you may not know it, because I don’t have the “typical Brooklyn accent.” While I have lived several places along the East Coast, New York is my home. I have a master’s degree in social work and work as a youth counselor at an inner-city public school, serving “at-risk” youth. My work is very demanding, but equally rewarding, and I love doing it. I believe that people would describe me as dependable, independent, thoughtful, and a good listener. I am very close with my family and have a small, but intimate group of friends. I am looking for someone who is intelligent, passionate about life, and who has a strong sense of integrity. I appreciate respect, self-awareness and determination. I have a diverse array of interests, especially the arts, and I'm always open to new experiences.