I grew up in an impoverished rural town with limited resources and opportunities. My upbringing, however, was a blessing. I learned the importance and impact community has on youth. I attended CSU Bakersfield and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration on Non-Profit Management. Throughout my life I have volunteered for various organizations to better my community. I am honored to be a part of Dreams and Hope For the Children because it affords me the opportunity to give so that children and families will have the opportunity and faith to dream big.