I love conversations. Conversations are gateways to life lessons, magnificent stories and healing words. I recently graduated from Florida International University with an electrical engineering degree. I work on projects around the house and pride myself on my knowledge of how to use tools and cut drywall.

   I've spent my life in Homestead, Florida and I wouldn't have it any other way.

   I am a member of The Homestead Rodeo Association, we put on an annual rodeo in Homestead and we are the southernmost rodeo in the continental United States. My position is Parade Chair, I arrange the paperwork, roadblocks, flyers and prize money for the parade and work with a handful of great volunteers to make the parade happen when the day comes.

   I am Methodist Christian, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Homestead-our church is older than the city itself. I am an artist, I love to dance and I am an ASTEP Fellow (check them out below).

  I am also a beauty queen. I've competed randomly throughout my life, won twice and support the Miss America Scholarship Pageants because of it. I can give speeches, dress well and I have confidence, confidence to do anything-walk in front of a few thousand people in a swimsuit and you get over a lot.

   Wrapping things up, my favorite quote is Ghandi's "be the change that you wish to see in the world."

   To me the point is that you can't expect the world to change if all you do is complain. If you want something to change, reach out to your local politicians and tell them-they can do many things but reading minds is not one of them. If you don't like the way your generation dresses, pull up your pants (or buy that longer skirt) and be an example. I'm not fond of bullies or buying animals from breeders so I adopt from shelters and work with kids. I am a strong supporter of art for all ages and especially in schools, so I volunteer as a dance teacher from time to time. I want safer roads, so I put my phone on silent and focus on the road and I took things up with my local commissioner. If you don't like it, change it. Be that change.

Check out some of the organizations I mentioned...

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