When I first attempted to leave my parents home in search of a higher education and a career I attended the Ohio State University with the goal of graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering so I could pursue a career in green energy with a focus on wind power. The farther I got into the program and the more engineers I interviewed it became clear to me that I was not in the right profession to achieve my personal and environmental goals. So I came home from college and spent sometime soul searching. Thanks to my wonderful and patient family I stumbled across Aveda and it has been a perfect fit. Everyday I find deep satisfaction in the art I create and the connections I make. This leads me to why winning a slot in the top six would mean the world to me. I want to make a name for myself in this industry so I can help draw attention to some of our worlds problems with the environment and “ideal beauty” I also believe in social marketing an the more times and ways I can expose myself the better. Lastly I hope that I never stop learning and I feel like winning a place in this competition could open a lot of doors for me to obtain a great and life long education.