I currently live in California in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Cruz. I am a graduate student in Literature at the University of California, and as such I spend a lot of my time in front of a book. I am also active - I run, bike, hike, practice yoga and garden. I love to travel and study languages; therefore, I usually spend a few months out of the year in the Czech Republic, Poland or Germany. I also love to bake, so if there is a kitchen - you will be sure to have cookies or pastries forced upon you.