I am currently a sophomore college student majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; I also work for the university as a tutor for 100 level Chemistry. I live in Alaska and have lived here for my entire life; I love it here, but I also love to travel and to experience the different cultures in the places I visit. I am a very happy, life-is-amazing kind of person, and there are very few things that will make me angry or unhappy. I love learning, playing sports--yes, ALL of them! :) -- and hanging out with my friends (that is, when I'm not swamped with homework.) I am also very religious, studious, and involved in many extra-curriculars such as Circle K International, Honors Student Council and club/intramural volleyball.
I have a lot of interests, and after years of self-analyzing, I have decided that nearly everything brings me some form of enjoyment, which is the reason why I like nearly all genres of music, movies, and books.
When I travel, I enjoy doing the stereotypical tourist activities, but I also love experiencing the real-life places that are not made for tourists. For example, my family and I took a trip to Europe a few years ago and we traveled through the French canal systems in Southern France for a week. My favorite part about that experience was really getting to see the real French culture, not the culture that we usually only see as tourists.
When I travel with my family, we generally have every day planned out in almost-disgusting detail; I like traveling this way, but I also think that once I start traveling on my own (like I will be this summer!) I will tend to be a little more whimsical and spontaneous about what I do and when I do it. I am definitely not a spontaneous person in general, but I feel like this style of traveling would be more relaxing and maybe even more enjoyable.