I am a recent graduate of DePauw University with a BA in English Writing with a minor in Education Studies. Throughout my time at DePauw, I worked both as a Resident Assistant and an Admissions Intern, learning how to make a new space into a welcoming home for all who came. Though my main course of study was writing, I picked up my education minor as I realized the two areas of study are not so far removed from one another. I believe that stories do more than simply create a world of fiction, but they provide a space for us to better understand ourselves, the world we live in, and our God. Stories, and really reading in general, are imperative to not just the academic growth of a child, but to their personal and spiritual growth as well. When I have the free time, I am frequently found either on the shores of Lake Michigan, or hiding in a good nook with a new book in my hand. No matter what, I am also always working on a new project whether that be planning my next hiking trip or writing my next story.