I was born in Philadephia and grew up shuttled between there and off a military base in a small town in Alabama after my parents split. I lived with my dad and stepmom. We’d moved around a lot my whole life: I got used to meeting lots of people (now, if I stay in one place too long, I get the urge to go somewhere else). I moved back to Philadelphia in my senior year at high school to live with my mom. Severe culture shock. I really don’t think two places in the same country could have been more different. I like to think now that I got the best of both worlds: that I can think fast and still remember my manners!