I am a doctoral student at UCLA, where I also teach. My partner, Jesse, and I have lived in Los Angeles with our two cats, Sammy and Shadow, since 2013. We live in one of Los Angeles' most charming, walkable and vibrant neighborhoods, Echo Park. I am originally from San Francisco, and have lived in Oakland, Boston, London, New York City and Northampton, MA. Jesse is from rural Massachusetts and has lived in the South of France, Northampton and Boston. He is an 8th grade teacher. We both love exploring new cities, good books, bad television, and vegetarian cooking. We are both in our late 20s, friendly, responsible and easy-going. We have been using Airbbnb for our own travels the past few years and have enjoyed it so much that we decided to begin host ourselves at the end of 2014. We look forward to getting to know you!