I'm originally from South Texas, but did my undergraduate work in Austin, Texas and consider myself most at home there. This is my second time living in Chicago, though my return here is for a very different purpose that my original stay. This is my first year as a grad student in the Psychology Department, so I'm still adjusting to the pace and workload and I haven't had a lot of time to do some of the things that would have usually filled my schedule. Still, when I do have time, I love to participate in all things related to food. I love to garden ( and have worked for one of the largest CSA's in Central Texas), cook, bake, and, of course, eat. I appreciate the theater and try to visit at least one museum in every city I go to. Most of all, however, I love people and enjoy hearing their stories about places and life.