I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles California where I am persuing a degree in English literature with a certificate in journalism. On my free time I practice Hapkido and jujitsu and also compete in powerlifting competitions. I am a big craft beer lover who enjoys seeking out exotic and fun brews and then rating them on the website beeradvocate.com under the user name dcook11. Also, I will begin some experiments in homebrewing this coming July hopefully yeilding some interesting results. Animals are another passion of mine, specifically dogs. My dog pearl who appears in my profile picture is now two and a half years old and trained in dog agility.