When I was 16, my brother bought me a domain, and my love affair with technology commenced. I found myself looking at step-by-step guides on how to build a website, and my first attempt was rough but I got better. I even entered an Information Systems summer program at Howard University where I felt as though my love for innovation and creativity could truly thrive together. I started doing more web projects and my freelancing lead to a career as a Web Developer for a non-profit, but I wanted to continue to develop my skillset. New York University’s Integrated Digital Media program spoke to me and upon admittance I felt reassured in my reason for being here: to empower others with the resources and tools like I was in my teens. Through the education provided and the experiences that brought me here, I plan to inspire the next generation of innovators.