Technology. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been fascinated with computers. I used to play DOS games such as 1983's "PlanetFall," which I really enjoyed because it was a sci-fi game. Then I fell in love with "Journeyman: Project Turbo."

In 1995, my family bought a Windows 95 computer, and that is when I experienced Packard Bell's Navigator. My love of technology led me to study programming and web design. I am also a  gamer and cyberpunk fan.

Multiculturalism. Watching Sesame Street as a child led me to having an extreme interest in other cultures, languages, and religions. I have studied Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Native American, African cultures, and Roman/Greek mythology.

Spanish was my first
language of interest. Now as an adult, I am currently studying French and Italian through the Rosetta Stone software. I have studied Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam.

Research. One of my favorite hobbies is researching or reading. I love nonfiction, fiction, and cyberpunk genres. I am currently reading Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Josephine: the Hungry Heart. I am a big fan of Josephine Baker.

I also plan on reading Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report" and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Both of these works of fiction are cyberpunk; my favorite cyberpunk movies are "Strange Days" and "Virtuosity."