I am a 21-year-old senior at Boston University majoring in Art for Education. I am on an accelerated path to obtain my master's degree in Child Life in the year 2020. I'm passionate about both performing and visual arts as well as volunteer service and currently hold the title of Miss Taunton 2018. I appeare and volunteer across the state while promoting my personal platform, A Creative Cure: Combatting Stress with Art. I continue to fundraise for my own nonprofit program, A Creative Cure, to bring easy-to-learn art projects into lower income community schools, libraries, and other venues to encourage the use of art as an avenue of relieving stress and anxiety. In my spare time, I can be found driving around my hometown, Taunton, Massachusetts, with the music turned up, enjoying a Paleo donut at Duke's Bakery in Fall River, playing my ukulele, taking a Buti Yoga class at Ritual Sweat Society in Dartmouth, or hanging out with my backyard chickens. I recently got into oils when my roommate during the Miss Massachusetts Pageant in June (2018) began diffusing them in our hotel room. We used different oils throughout the day topically, in our water, and diffused them at night to support good rest and sleep. Even the pageant's volunteers had a diffuser set up in the room that contestants waited in before entering their private interview with the judges. I remember deep breathing as DoTerra's Breathe was diffused next to me. After walking away from the competition having won the Interview Award for having the highest score in Interview out of all the contestants that week, I was sold on essential oils. They had kept me grounded and focused throughout the entire week and my stress levels were extremely low compared to the past two years prior when I had competed at Miss Massachusetts. Now I use oils everyday and I love how they make me feel. Plus, they're so much fun and can be used in so many different ways.