I am Community Relations Manager. Education has given me the opportunity to travel, gain confidence in myself and work in a variety of areas I never would have explored without encouragement from my Professors. Academia has also given me the time and freedom to explore different areas of study. Without my education at the University of Minnesota, I never would have discovered the Portuguese language, which took me on a path to discover Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde. I am driven by curiosity and my desire and passion to keep exploring and experiencing what is possible. I would like to share this with other women and help encourage them to fuel their own curiosity and to foster their own unique ability to impact their world.