I'm a Bay Area native, born and raised! So far, I've been a "professional student", but I am in my last year of graduate school so hopefully I can give up that title. When that ends and my real life begins, I will be a forensic psychologist. I enjoy working with juvenile offenders and other out-of-control teenagers, and hope to continue this line of work in my future. As of yet, I do not have a favorite cookbook, but I do enjoy several of the hundreds we seem to have! For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy cooking and am always looking for new recipes. This joy developed mostly when my fiance and I moved in together, giving me a real reason to cook something! Strangely enough, I hate the feel of raw meat and will not touch it without gloves. This makes my experiences in the kitchen all the more interesting.