I have always been curious about the larger world. Questions about many things seemed to constantly run through my mind while I was growing up in Michigan.
In high school, I decided I wanted to lead a life that allowed me to seek the answers.
I attended Michigan State University and earned a bachelor's in geography. It completely changed my view of the world.
I realized the world is actually a very small place and that people everywhere are connected in some way. I also learned that great inequalities exist in society and knew I wanted to investigate those inequalities and their causes.
Instead of working toward a master's in geography, I decided to pursue a second degree in journalism. A journalism career will allow me to explore my questions about the world and expose some of society's inequalities.
The quality of USC's journalism school attracted me, and I wanted to know what life was like in the South. It has been a great experience, and I'm better for it.
Each day is a new opportunity to explore and learn, and journalism is the perfect path for an explorer like me. I'm 25, and hope I'll feel the same when I'm 50.