Julyssa Lopez’s first loves are long books and long pieces of writing, but she also can’t resist dreamy ambient music, tiny art galleries, or ice cold lemonade. She comes from a loud Nicaraguan family and constantly has that dream where your teeth fall out. After living in NYC for several years, she moved to Washington D.C., where she is working toward a master’s degree at George Washington University. Find her writing in Washingtonian magazine, Philanthropy magazine and the Washington Times, among other places. She doesn’t own a hair brush and finds that her life is much happier this way.