This is a picture of me taken by Shannon Miller.

>How it all began

When I was eight, I was given my first diary.

A dream was unlocked that day as I turned the empty pages in my hand.
A dream to share with the world my thoughts, ideas and discoveries.
A dream to listen to others and be a voice to those who feel unheard.

A dream to be a writer.

>Where I am now

Let’s fast forward 11 years. That little girl's dream has come true. I’m now a senior at the University of Florida majoring in journalism with a concentration in online media. Here, I have expanded my knowledge and skills to help me better communicate through different forms of mass media. It is my hope the academic training I have received at this institute would continue to be refined with a hands on experience in a journalistic field of work.