“No matter how far you go in life, don’t ever forget where you came from”. My dad embedded this saying into my head as I grew up in city full of greatness, New York City. My youth years were filled of vacations all over the world, from China to Hawaii to the Dominican Republic. My teen years were filled with many more adventures, from traveling to France, Australia and Peru. While at Sam Houston State University chasing a Marketing degree, I decided I wanted to continue to travel for the rest of my life. I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Dubai. It was the city that shattered any expectations I had and made me dream bigger than I could ever imagine. I continue to check places off on my bucket list by going to Brazil this past year right before the Olympics as my graduation present. Today I stand with the world as my canvas and the willingness to learn new cultures, religions, and meet new people.