I have lived in the DC area my whole life. I grew up in Montgomery County. I went to the University of Maryland for undergrad and am now in graduate school working on my Ph.D. in electrical engineering. I was brought up to appreciate everything we have in life, value my education, and work hard. I am a very motivated, goal-oriented person who knows what he wants and will do whatever it takes to get there. I live by the saying "work hard and play harder." I know when to take life seriously and when to let loose and have fun. It is important to be well-rounded in all aspects of life. On top of school I like to stay very active. I love playing golf, going to baseball, football, basketball, and hockey games. I also own my own business which I run on the side while I'm in school. I enjoy going out with friends but am equally pleased with staying in and curling up to watch a movie. I like to travel when I can, go to the beach, and I love spontaneous road-trips. I am a very easy-going, caring person with a strong head on my shoulders. Call me a hopeless romatic but I was raised by my mother with the notion that true love still exists. I strongly believe that chivalry is not a thing of the past and that good guys can still win over the girl.