I am known for smiling, always. My friends and family view me as the perpetual optimist, occasionally naive, but always genuine in my endeavors. And why shouldn't I be smiling? Everything that has happened to me in my life--my birth, my family, my upbringing, my education--have been incredible blessings. The older I get, the more I appreciate the small things in life; the things that are not necessarily the most valuable in a material sense, but the most value sentimentally. Being at UCLA, I have come to realize their importance, treasured their value, and striven to make others realize their gifts as well! Golden Key has given me the opportunity to help other high achieving students in this way, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity.