I recently graduated from Abilene Christian University. Looking back on my path to get here, I have been immensely blessed with a wonderful childhood. I have lived in Abilene, TX my whole life but my parents always made sure to take us on many vacations, usually skiing. During high school and college I was fortunate enough to be part of groups that did mission work in many different states and even countries that share a border with the United States. Being a part of these trips has helped me have a healthy world view and exposed me to many different types of people and places. Moreover, I would have to say that I feel very blessed to have been raised in a supportive community while being able to visit many new and interesting places.