Twenty-one years old and a diploma under my belt, it's time to test out my wings and fly the coop! A Louisville native- born and raised- it has been an ambition of mine to explore new cities, their environments and cultures, and try them on for size. After graduating the University of Louisville in May 2017, I'll be heading down to Kona, Hawaii for some summer volunteering with the incredible organization of Chosen and Dearly Loved (more info on their mission/vision here: https://chosenanddearlyloved.org/about/#mission-vision). In late August, I officially move to our nation's capital for a year-long service program through PCUSA called Young Adult Volunteers (YAV: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/). this will be yet another amazing opportunity to strengthen and challenge my faith as I put it into action. I'm so blessed in being able to seek out and take on these journeys that will empower me to grow into the person I aspire to be.