My passion for flying airplanes led me to founding Soar to Your Dreams, a program focused on providing resources, inspiration, and mentorship to young girls interested in pursuing careers where women are underrepresented. As Miss Virginia Teen Volunteer, I plan to build upon the work I have started by creating more opportunities for youth across this state to embrace the view from above. I will continue encouraging and inspiring young girls through speaking engagements, STEM programs, and teaching opportunities at camps and events. Every day I SOAR by seeking out any opportunity to volunteer or educate myself further, by overcoming obstacles through my flight training, by being courageous when I am in the airplane flying solo, and by determining every day to reach further than I did the day before. I believe in the mission of Miss Virginia Teen Volunteer to SERVE and to give back to the community, and I am so excited to teach more young women that their wings already exist—all they have to do is fly!