I was born in El Paso, Texas. I was raised there for about 8 years until I moved to Germany. I lived in Germany for about 4 years, and then I moved back to the United States and have lived in Georgia since then. When I had lived in El Paso, Texas, I decided I wanted to be a marine biologist. This may have been a weird decision when you live in the middle of the desert, but when I went on a trip to Sea World in San Antonio I was just so fascinated. I wanted to be able to interact and work with those animals. I still have a long way to go still to accomplish my goal, but everyday I get closer and closer.