I am a junior at UNC Asheville, majoring in Health and Wellness Promotion. My goal after college is to someday own and operate my own medicinal tea shop, because I have a passion for holistic medicine and want to share it with the world. Right now, I am juggling being a student and working three jobs. In my free time, I love creating any form of visual art, writing, playing my guitar, and spending time outdoors with my dog. As a child, I always changed my mind about what I wanted to do when I grew up, but one thing I never thought I could be was a teacher or someone involved in school systems. I had moved around a lot during my childhood and never found a school that I enjoyed going to, even though I always had a love for learning. As an adult, I can look back on my experiences while seeing my younger siblings endure the same ones, and I know that when I have children in the future, I want them to have significantly better education experiences. I’m still not sure if I have what it takes to be a teacher, but I know that I have enough motivation and inspiration within myself to help make positive changes in our education systems for the future generations. Educating our children should always be a priority, and I believe as a society, we need to respect our children and let them become active and empowered in their education. I want to be a part of changing the way kids learn for the better, and who knows, maybe I’ll end up working for school systems after all. I’m ready to see where my passions take me and how I can personally grow through my exciting internship here at i.b.mee. This is my 2nd semester working at i.b.mee.