Hi! My name is Tatiana and I am a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Florida majoring in Journalism with a minor in Latin American Studies.

I was born on December 22, 1988 and came home from the hospital on Christmas to my parents delight. My older siblings, of course, preferred their toys.

I am originally from Oakland, California and moved here to Florida in 2001. It was a big cultural difference moving from the (in politically correct terms) "urban" areas of Oakland to the super-suburbs of Sebring, Florida. I never really got use to it.

However, thankfully, I have made a home for myself here in Gainesville. I consider it to be the perfect mix: a small town feel but with plenty to do.