Hobbies and Interest: I host dinner parties and cook international foods such as navarin d'agneau (French lamb stew) and Thai green curry. I enjoy journalistic endeavors: Daily Northwestern reporter and restaurant reviewer for "Yelp." I love oil painting, especially using a palette knife instead of a paintbrush to recreate works by Leonid Afremov. During time off I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and road-trips, especially to natural wonders (favorite destination is Niagara Falls). My longest trip was from California to Illinois.