I am originally from Virginia and completed my B.S. degree in Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech in May 2013. After graduating, I spent a year studying and working in Germany with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, and not wanting the adventures to end upon my return to the United States, I decided to drive across the country to pursue my M.S. degree from Oregon State University, focusing on seafood.