My first memory of wanting to be an astronaut was when I was 4. I REALLY knew I wanted to do something associated with the exploration of space since I was 9 years old... followed that dream through to school and on to JPL!!
I love travelling, mountain biking, swimming, back-packing, hiking, pretty much anything outdoors and physical. I try to train for sprint triatholons when I have time. I also love school. I hope to keep learning and going to class until I die ;-)
If I wasn't doing space exploration work I think I'd be a wild life biologist or something similar. Exploration is the only thing I'd suffer through a desk job for!