I am a senior at Asheville High School hoping to go into Psychiatric Nursing. I first met Meg at a health conference at UNCA where she talked about what her program and what made her start it. Because I could relate to her athletic experiences, I became interested in the connection between the mind and the body. I then decided to do my graduation project, with Meg as my mentor, on the connection between the two. Since I am a part of the population that Empowerment Education is geared towards, I hope to utilize my own perspective in developing the Empowerment Symposium. I am excited to see how it will turn out and I hope to give people a different perspective on learning and thinking through situations.