I am currently attending UMASS Dartmouth where I’m pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Writing and Sociology. My plan is to pursue a career in writing upon my graduation. My love for everything SouthCoast drives me to educate outsiders on all the area has to offer. I lived the first 11 years of my life in New Bedford, so I’ve always had a soft spot for the city and neighboring towns. Growing up, my family and I took advantage of our proximity to the shore. We frequented many of the beautiful beaches the area boasts, such as Ned’s Point, Demarest Lloyd State Park and Beach, Fort Phoenix, Horse Neck Beach, West Island, and Padanaramam. As I grew older I fell in love with local eateries, destinations, and events like the Whaling Museum, the Healthy Grille, Buttonwood Park Zoo, No Problemo, AHA! Night, Turks, the Zeiterion Theatre, Riccardis, and the Whaling City Festival among so many others.