I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Calif., a.k.a. "Surf City U.S.A." You can see a picture of Santa Cruz in this background photo. I am a senior at the University of Oregon and will graduate this June from the School of Journalism and Communication with a major in public relations. I am the account supervisor for Allen Hall Public Relations, where I collaborate with my three account executives to promote Rotary District 5110. The district includes 73 Rotary Clubs ranging from Yreka, Cali., up to Bend, OR. I am thankful for the experiences I have gained through Allen Hall Public Relations because I have gotten the opportunity to create relationships with multiple clients. It has also taught me how to be a leader and to be assertive with making decisions.