I am someone who likes to have fun, laughs a lot and is attracted to those who can make me laugh. I prefer sarcasm and dark humor. I am very passionate about some things, such as my job, and I hope to find someone who has passion and follows it. I love to cook, eat and hang out with my dog. You must be a dog person. Very important! I do not believe in having children, so if you feel the need to breed, please pass on by. My family is from NY, my grandfather immigrated when he was a teenager from Southern Italy, as did my grandmother. I grew up in Arizona, went back east for grad school and realized I am a west coast girl. But not a 120 degree all summer long girl, so here I am in Portland. My parents lived in Europe for a few years, so I was fortunate to be able to travel all around and visit Italy a few times. I was able to see the small town my grandfather was born in and meet relatives I have only heard about before. I can't wait to travel to Europe again. I currently work with adults who have severe and persistent mental illnesses and love my job. Although I have no family that lives here, I have good friends and there are tons of things to do here.