As a Florida native, born and raised in Orlando and a little in Miami, I chose to stick close to home and study English at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I'm a senior and the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Oracle. My journalism career started in copy editing and has developed into social media, newsletters, photo and writing as well. Between school and work, time for my hobbies such as reading, sewing and yoga have dwindled. However, I always find time to care for my 20+ plants, which have successfully survived the trip between Tampa and Miami on many occasions, because I refuse to leave them behind for more than a week.