Hey lovely people! I’m Raquel Ross and I am from Oakland, California. My major is business with a double concentration in both management and marketing. I am currently a resident assistant, accounting assistant in the business office, Black Student Union president (BSU), secretary for Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) and a member of Pacific Islander’s club. By studying abroad I will have more opportunities to see more of the world. I want to learn about different cultures, taste different foods from around the world and create my own path of learning. There is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson which says, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” This quote has encouraged me to step away from fear and to create my own story, live my own life and create a new path; my path specifically. Thank you so much to my donors!!!