"But, DC also has this subversive side to its personality that is a lot more difficult to find. It does have those people who have nothing to do with the government and maybe live outside of northwest…God forbid they don’t live in that one quarter that everyone is suppose to live in…and they have bartending jobs or they’re DJs or they work for advertising companies. That’s what I’ve found most interesting about being here.
"To be honest, I didn’t want to leave New York. When I first got here, I knew a few people and it was fine and all, but it was discovering that hidden side of the city that has been the most interesting. That’s where I think the personality really is. I feel like if you didn’t look for the things below the surface, DC would be a really boring city. Whereas in a lot of other places, it’s out there and pretty obvious. For example, you go to New York and just to be completely stereotypical, the hipsters live in Williamsburg and that is where you go to hear weird and obscure music and buy slightly strange clothing. It puts itself out there and shows what it is, but DC has been a more complicated place to figure out. Those things are here, though, you just have to find them."