A little about myself: I am a 29 year old non-smoking American female. I am a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University. I currently live in New York City (Brooklyn). I am originally from Vermont, a state in New England, which is the region of the United States that juts out north of NYC. I think I am a nice mix of out-going and independent. I like spending time with friends, cooking meals (especially if they are shared with other people), reading, writing. I enjoy yoga. I enjoy taking photographs. I speak English, Italian, Arabic and un petit peu de française. I am currently in Europe conducting research for my dissertation.