I strive to make the world better because I exist. If that sounds like a loaded statement, that is because it is, and I am perfectly okay with that. I did not choose to get my degree in broadcast journalism because I wanted an easy job; I wanted a career that would excite and terrify me into doing more. Whether that is through writing a story that requires research that is more than an internet search away or visually delivering a story through video.

Change cannot be made by staying quiet, and I plan to speak the truth even if my voice shakes and even if it makes me nervous because the world is worth it.

-Samantha Lopez