I am from San Antonio, Texas and I grew up in a miltary family my whole life. I am pursuing a Master's of Science in Chemistry! My platform is STEM education and how it empowers individuals. I am passionate about STEM, not only because I'm pursuing my M.S. of Chemistry, but because it allows for a deeper understanding of the world we live in. When children are exposed to STEM at an early age it sparks their imagination and leads them to be world renowned scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Statistically Caucasian and Asian men dominate STEM fields. Women and minority groups are not as prevalent. Maybe because the fields are challenging, deemed difficult. Women are told they won't survive the STEM workforce and be belittled by their male peers. My goal is to encourage everyone that it is okay to defeat the odds, stand above the challenge, overcome the face of diversity, and to truly be the person you want to be!