As the only girl and the fifth child for my mother, I am proud to say that I am the first child in my immediate family to pursue college. At a young age, I realized that college was a way out of poverty and that attaining a sustainable career could be beneficial not only to myself but to others around me. At the age of ten, through my passion for writing and research, I found my purpose: journalism. Being a native from the beautiful island of Jamaica, the journey to Westchester Community College was not an easy one, and the cultural transition was even more difficult. However, being a student at Westchester Community College has been a rewarding experience thus far. I met a lot of people from diverse backgrounds, and I have become more socially involved here on campus than I could ever imagine. I am a writer for the Viking News, which has been a platform through which I can express myself freely. A few of my poems and creative stories have also been published in the newspaper. I am hoping to continue my writing as a way of improving my craft so that one day I will become a famous novelists on the New York Times’ best seller list.