“I am from the small rural town of Bryson City, NC. I grew up looking at the stars at night and finding beauty in the lights winking at me. I went through so many telescopes as a child that I still feel sorry that my mom had to pay for all of them. I knew from a young age that I was meant for something big, maybe even out of this world. My future aspirations are to double major in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University with a possible minor in Physics to help make my dream of working for NASA come true. I hope to help design, create, transport, launch, or even fly in a spacecraft."