I’m from Altavista,Va. I majored in print and broadcast journalism in undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University. I’ve interned with the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for VCU’s Social Media Institute and Richmond magazine, and for CBS 6. I’ve also written several articles for the Commonwealth Times and wtvr.com. I often post unpublished work on my blog, Capture Untold Stories. Journalism has helped me combine my passion for writing, social justice and international issues into one field. I want to cast a light on issues that are often overlooked and tell the stories of everyday people. I admire the New York Times series ‘One in 8 Million,’ and I can envision a series similar to that but in another country. I truly believe that everyone has a story to tell, and I want to tell as many as I can. Not every story is happy or inspiring, but the human struggle is what I find the most intriguing. I hope to become an international correspondent after attending graduate school. My favorite quote comes from Katherine Boo of The New Yorker: ‘Very little journalism is world-changing, but if change is to happen, it will be because people with power have a better sense of what’s happening to people who have none. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.