I'm Kristen Gismondi. I hail from the northeastern region of Ohio where I earned a BFA in Photography from Youngstown State University.
Ohio: The land of the green and the home of the rain.
During college, I spent a summer in Germany to study language and architecture and also traveled to Poland and Austria. I learned how to say things like, "Ein Liter Bier, bitte!" and ate lots of schnitzel. My wanderlust returned in summer 2014 when I began a cross-country road trip to San Luis Obispo. It was a daunting four days of driving, but I made sure to put together an awesome California playlist (and when that got boring, I listened to an audiobook of The Disaster Artist. The Room fans, anyone?)
Fun Stuff ¶
This is Jetta, my cat/yoga instructor.
Music is a huge part of my life. At age nine, I began taking cello lessons, and every now and then, I'll pick up a guitar or ukulele and pretend I know how to play it. My weaknesses are concerts and vinyl records — I never leave a record store empty-handed. I have a constantly rotating list of my top five favorite bands, but Foo Fighters will always be #1.
Alphabetical List of Interests ¶
This American Life
video/board/card games (and sometimes sports!)