As I get ready to move onto a new chapter of my life, I want to take a moment, reflect, and thank some people who have been very influential to me along the way.
My mom and dad – For teaching me the value of hard work and determination. I have received a lot of compliments lately and while I would like to take 100% credit for them – I can’t. If it were not for you two I would not be the person I am today. You were always there to support, motivate and encourage me and still are.
Tracy – For introducing me to the world of computer science in high school, teaching/mentoring me and encouraging me to join FBLA. Also for pushing me to always do better and for staying connected with me even after graduating high school.
Terrie – For giving me my first “real” job at USC and the opportunity to prove my skills and abilities. You were a great boss and thank you for the wonderful reference.
Brittany – For putting up with me and being supportive of my decisions. I know I can sometimes be difficult after the late hours and multiple middle of the night phone calls.
My brothers & sisters – For giving me advice and always being there for me.