I’m Jessica Cernadas. I was born in Mineola, Long Island, and I’m 17-years-old. I love to play video games when I have the time and I love to read. Usually I spend my time watching TV because I’m too lazy to turn my PS3 on. I don’t have any definite plans for my future yet; I just know I want to travel around the world.
I live in an Indian–dominated area. I live in South Richmond Hill and it’s about 5 minutes away from Jamaica, Queens. There is not much else to say about my neighborhood. I spend most of my time outside of my neighborhood.
I’m a pretty adaptable person. I just realized this myself, but I can adapt to any situation.
My recorder, Charlie, doesn’t talk much, loves to meet new people and loves to have fun.
(Note: Each Rookie named his/her equipment as a way to feel more at ease with the technology. Recorded in December of 2009.)
Video Games! Millions of people play some form of them - from Farmville on Facebook to more complex games on consoles like the Xbox, PlayStation, and the most popular, Wii. Industry experts say forty percent of all game players are female, players of hardcore games like Grand Theft Auto are mostly male. That means the games are designed with boys and men in mind -- and 17-year-old Radio Rookie Jessica Cernadas finds that very frustrating.