The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The Basics

Picture of me in Fortaleza, Brazil.

My name is Carolina Audi but everyone calls me Cat. I am a third year advertising major at the University of Florida . I studied engineering for two years, but after taking an advertising elective my sophomore year, I marched straight into the advising office and switched my major. I was in love. My very first youtube advertisement won me $200 and first place in the "most creative" and "highest rated" categories. Switching my major also helped me discover my interest in writing news stories.

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but moved to the US when I was four years old. I spend most of my summers visiting family and traveling all over Brazil. Growing up in a bilingual household helped spark my love of travel and my fascination for different cultures. I have also traveled all over Italy, France, Switzerland and England. I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain this coming Fall; August just can't come soon enough.

My experiences in travel have taught me much about my two greatest passions: Politics and surfing. I first became interested in politics when my parents told me about Brazilian history and how it made the transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. I try to incorporate politics with advertising on my blog. The more places I visit, the more I want to learn about its history and governing practices. Also, I have had the privilege to surf some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches known to man. Fernando de Noronha and Ipanema are just a few of them.

I plan to attend law school and specialize in environmental law. My goal is to merge my knowledge of law and advertising to somehow advocate socially and environmentally responsible advertising practices. I don't know what the future holds, but like most idealist college student, I have big plans.