Bio: My name is Marina. I am a Communication Studies and German double major at the University of Portland in Oregon, USA. I was born and raised in California and am going to school in Oregon. I hope to be a mermaid when I grow up but until then I am in school studying and working. I have an ongoing love affair with my beloved California and our separation for nine months will be excruciating, but with all the fun I will be having this next year I'm sure I can survive the distance. I am studying abroad my sophomore year in Salzburg, Austria and am looking forward to the upcoming future.