I am originally from the DC area, and lived in Boston and New York before moving San Francisco five years ago. Although I love the East Coast, I am a Californian at heart. I love to explore hiking trails and am learning how to cook (thank you Silver Palette Cookbook and Allrecipes)! A few years ago I quit my job in sales to pursue my dream of becoming an occupational therapist (I currently attend the grad program at SJSU). I have a small senior rescue dog Nelson in beautiful San Mateo, CA.