I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I participated in the EBR Magnet program throughout my academic career. Lee High School is where I found my passion for poetry and the Army National Guard. In my college years I chose to attend Louisiana State University. There I majored in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. Prior to being accepted into LSU and post to my army training; I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guayaquil, Ecuador. On my mission is where I gained cultural enthusiasm and the desire to be more culturally diverse. My journey has taken me many places. Ultimately, it shaped me into the well-rounded woman I am today— and for that I am thankful.