Coming from a family of 6, I have always appreciated a big, yet close knit community, and that is exactly what I got when I stepped foot onto Trinity’s campus. Born and raised in the South, moving to New England was a new and refreshing environment to start off my college career. Interestingly, Hartford has a close resemblance to where I am from, New Orleans, LA, so settling in was not as difficult as I thought it would be. With the dreams of one day becoming a doctor, I am now a pre-medicine student majoring in Sociology, a field that has opened my eyes to more ways of thinking than I could have imagined. At a small liberal arts college, I am able to cultivate my passion for art, taking photography classes whenever my schedule allows. A large part of my life has always been swimming, and I did not let that escape me when I came to Trinity, as I just completed my third season on the swim and dive team. Having just come back from jumping off bridges, walking with lions, and enjoying beach days and student protests during my study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, I am still re-acclimating myself. Trinity gave me the opportunity to return to Cape Town, and although I will never stop missing South Africa, I am reminded every day that Trinity is my home. Thus, as I am settling into my junior year of college, I look around and am ecstatic to see what lies ahead of me.