I just started as a graduate student in mechanical engineering in the D.C. area. I'm originally from Connecticut and still consider that my home, but I really like being near D.C. In my free time I like to explore - that could be leisurely drives, trying a new restaurant, or checking out a new city. I also grew up playing competitive tennis in high school and college and still play often. If I had to describe myself I would say that I'm pretty laid back, and I like to enjoy life as opposed to working.