I grew up in suburban New Jersey about forty minutes outside of the city. After coming to Cornell I started on the Economics track, where theories and problem sets abounded. Yet something was missing, as I quickly realized that my passion for writing was inhibited by such a quantitative major. The elegantly simple solution was to also become an English major. While procrastinating academic work, I enjoy creative writing, sketching cartoons and making terrible puns. Thankfully my time spent living in Ithaca has honed my tolerance for subzero temperatures and my ability to walk long distances to class in said temperatures. Looking ahead to the future, I hope that my dual degree serves me well wherever life takes me. As long as the Mayans turn out to be wrong.