This is me, covered in pidgeons, at a piazza in Venice.

I think everybody should love everybody. Life is simply too short for hatred.

I would rather be blind than deaf because I could not live without listening to music.

My mom, sister and I. We call ourselves The Three Muskateers.

Some say I was born in the wrong era because I am a huge classic rock and blues buff. I also am a huge Louis Armstrong fan. In my opinion, musicians as genius as him are rare these days.

I was raised in a family of five, but it grew to six when my grandmother came to live with us 12 years ago. She recently passed but she is forever with me.

My parents are my heart and my brother and sister are my soul. We are rarely all together in the same place. The days when we are, I am happiest.

This is Lucca, my lab and my love.

We have two dogs. One is a handsome white Labrador named Lucca, and the other is a white Maltese-Shih Tzu mix named Don Vito. Lucca reminds me of a big white, goofy polar bear and perpetually hyper Vito reminds me of a kid of Christmas morning.

I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland. I moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 16. Besides loosing my grandmother, it was the hardest thing I ever had to go through.

This is me playing lacrosse.

I played lacrosse for 16 years of my life. My mom, sister and I started a women's lacrosse team at Tampa Catholic High School. It evolved into a varsity sanctioned sport, and the team still thrives today.

I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Florida. Though I am proud to be an Alpha Chi, I generally don't immediately tell people I am in a sorority because we are often judged, and that annoys me.

I sketched this picture of Muddy Waters.

I recently started sketching. It is therapeutic. I enjoy sketching faces and hands. I believe there is something about a person's skin lines and wrinkles that says a lot about him or her.