I’m currently a fashion merchandising major and print journalism minor at the University of South Carolina, where I’m doing my best to create a solid foundation in which to become a professional fashion journalist. I’m a slight brunette with a penchant for dark souls with soft hearts and yearning minds and I’m constantly inspired by everything the universe throws at me. I view fashion as art you live your life in, and this, combined with my love for the macabre, has really helped shape my personal style. One of the reasons I am so drawn to UCOF as an organization is because it embodies my ultimate long term goal, which is to use fashion to help change the world in a positive way. UCOF is constantly helping and empowering youth through fashion and is helping the world through their volunteer work in countries like South Africa and Haiti. UCOF inspires me to use what I love to make a difference, and I believe that’s the most beautiful gift of all.