I am a 25 year old Amherst College graduate originally from Alaska. The summer of 2013 my wonderful boyfriend (also an Amherst graduate currently living and working in DC) and I will be traveling the country in a pre-gradschool adventure, stopping to celebrate various friend's weddings and younger siblings' graduations. We are avid hikers, readers, runners and small town explorers. I am a painter and dancer, hoping to work as a fisheries biologist, and Jeff is a lover of Russian literature and woodworking who hopes to become an economics professor. We have an awesome small sweet sheltie dog who joins us in all of our backpacking trips. She is very well behaved and great with people, dogs, cats, ferrets and children. We are both respectful quiet house guests who love meeting new people but also are totally happy entertaining ourselves.