Hello Songaia members! My name is Flower Star and I am one of the new Songaia interns, starting about the middle of May. I’ve already met some of you at a community meeting and work party in December and March; I look forward to meeting the rest of you. Let me tell you a little about myself. I currently live in Port Angeles, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. I am a recent graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA and I have a a Bachelor of Art’s in Language Arts and a Master’s of Science in Nutrition with an emphasis in the Didactic Program of Dietetics. I have never lived in a co-housing community, but I have lived successfully with numerous roommates. I feel each of these housing situations were successful due to a set of courtesies that everyone followed. I also enjoyed the friendships I developed and the social time, sharing food and experiences. I will be staying onsite during my internship and attending the social gatherings, so I can get a sense of the community life.