I am a senior currently studying to be a fitness professional in the Exercise and Sport Science department at UNC Chapel Hill. A North Carolina native, I love hiking around the NC state parks and kayaking along the beaches. I have spent the last thirteen years of my life devoted to dance and music, including performing as a member of the UNC Marching Tar Heels for three years. However, my lifelong investment in health and well-being sparked my interest in studying the human body and exercise, and now I am on my way towards earning several national fitness and training certifications as well as my college degree. I believe that living a fulfilling life means learning to maintain a balance of one’s interests, and what I hope to take away from the UNC Business Essentials program is knowledge that will help me balance my clinical knowledge of exercise with the reality of working in the business world of fitness.