I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea until I moved to United States when I was 13 years old. I am currently a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth finishing up my senior year to achieve BFA in Graphic Design. About 4 years ago in high school, my art teacher had a big impact on me about deciding which major might be a good fit for me. I was originally planning on going for a business degree in advertisement or marketing. I thought, “I don’t want to major in art, I don’t want to be poor”. All these negative connotations about being an art major changed my mind as I was gathering all my portfolio pieces I accomplished throughout my high school career. Stepping back and seeing all my artwork changed my mind about the “what if’s” and focused my eyes on what I was most passionate about. I loved working with colors and shapes, and how design is key to successful visual communication. I wouldn’t be here without my teacher pushing me to pursue something I am most passionate about. She saw potential in me and told me I could do bigger things in the design world. Over the years, I stayed up all night many times finishing up projects; I cried, and yes, I faced difficulties and obstacles about choosing the wrong major. But at the end of the day, I look back at all the work I’ve done in my college career and remind myself of how passionate and excited I am to choose this major.