|Family Life|

I was born on Dec. 5, 1988, in Pensacola, Fla.

The one constant in my life has been my amazing mother, Alisha. As an adult, she has become of my best friends.

She kept me academically motivated from a young age, and without her, I would not be where I am today.

I have one sister, Hannah; she's eleven.

She's an avid reader, and already looks forward to joining The Gator Nation one day.

|The I.B. Program|

I began the Interational Baccalaureate program at Pensacola High School in January 2004.

This program allowed me to take challenging, rigorous courses that would prepare me for college.

I took four years of french, as well many Advanced Placement, (AP), courses.

Due to my success at I.B., I was able to enter college as a sophomore.

|Friends|

I have a great group of friends who help keep me grounded.

My best friend has known me since I was eleven, and I truly think we'll be friends for life.

My roommate, Ainza, is who I share the bulk of my time with while in Gainesville.

The rest of my close friends are scattered at other campuses around Florida.