I am currently 23, 24 in June, and a law student at the University of Baltimore. We are getting married after I've graduated and taken the bar. I am Maryland born and raised (technically born in DC, but really, does not count.) I grew up in Adelphi, then Bethesda, then moved back to College Park to go to the University of Maryland, where I majored in English and history. My concentrations were creative writing and women's history. I also minored in Public Health. I played ice hockey in college and continue to play on a local in-house women's league at Laurel. Other hobbies include running, reading, cooking (check out my cooking blog), sewing, knitting, and being a strident feminist. I ultimately want to work in women's issues litigation - I'm not sure yet if that means DV work or suing Wal-Mart.
I just turned 26 and work for a roller coaster company just outside Baltimore; we're one of the few US-based companies in the field, and we do a lot of custom / niche jobs. Rides you might know include the former Italian Job coasters (now known as Backlot Stunt Coaster), the Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios, and Flight of Fear (the first LIM launched coaster). It's a fun job.
I was born in Manchester, England, and moved to NJ when I was 4 (with my family, of course). After high school, I studied mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, where I met Ellie. Shortly thereafter I left for a semester back in Manchester, then returned to start research for a 5-year BS-MS program. I started working for a biotech when I graduated in 2006, then was laid off and wound up where I am now.
After college, we moved in together in Columbia (a suburb between Baltimore and DC), and after a year made the move up to Federal Hill, where we live between M&T Bank Stadium and the Inner Harbor. Ellie loves living in Baltimore, although she hears practicing in the courts here is exhausting and demanding because the system is so strapped, so she's tempted to practice in another county. Mark looks forward to his office's upcoming move to a building just outside the inner harbor, which would allow him to stop commuting by car (it's been anticipated for over a year now, so he's not holding his breath), but in the meantime he's a big fan of being able to walk other places.