Allyn Bernkopf

Irvine, California

Allyn Bernkopf

Irvine, California

I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English: Creative Writing and will be continuing my graduate education in the fall. I am constantly in the process of 'finding' myself and bettering myself. I have an addiction to coffee shops [and coffee] and love literature. I currently reside in Northern Utah, but would love to move to a warmer climate. I'm a lover of the ocean and all of the energy it possesses. Lao Tzu once said that 'Water is the softest thing you can hold, but the most destructive force on the planet."

I adore learning new things and collecting the knowledge that others have to offer. There is nothing I enjoy more than an intellectual conversation with someone who can offer me more insight on whatever topic is being discussed [poetry and non-fiction are amongst my favorites].

I own a house and live with my brother and my two cats, Dolce and Sir Hobbes Archimedes Aslan III. My hobbies, aside from writing and reading, include running, rock climbing, swimming and keeping up on my favorite TV shows via Netflix (although time tends to not be available for any TV). I am a masters student at Weber State University, studying poetry and working on a manuscript for my creative writing project. It takes up the majority of my time and I LOVE it. I've very goal-oriented in my life right now, which is awesome for me. Not awesome for any romantic life though. Ah, well. C'est la vie.

I am a tad obsessed with dinosaurs... This obsession stemmed from an extreme fear I had of dinosaurs after watching Jurassic Park when it first came out [I was 3 or 4]. I spent the next two years with nightmares of Velociraptors and Tyrannasaurous Rex chasing me and eating those I loved. After the nightmares subsided, I was left with this overwhelming sense that a Velociraptor lived under my bed at night and would catch my heel should I get too close. [I did get over this... Obviously.] Now I just use my over-active imagination to create these gigantic beast killing the people who are driving like assholes in front of me. [Morbid? Maybe?)

Welcome to my world. This bio is a mixture of 24-year-old me and 26-year-old me... Hope you enjoyed the conflicting personalities. ;) After all, aren't we all mad anyway?

  • Work
    • Utah Statesman
  • Education
    • Ogden High School
    • Utah State University