I am a first year student in the Clinical PsyD program. I was born in Jamaica and left the small island at age 17 to start a new life in the United States. Being in a new country introduced me to cultures that were beyond the scope of a small island. Once I started as an undergraduate at Florida Tech I got even more exposure to differences in culture, religion, nationality, and other groups. This unique exposure resulted in me becoming very passionate about gaining knowledge on different cultures and understanding how different perspectives impact how information about the environment and self is encoded. I am very excited about being on a committee that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding and awareness of diversity.