I am a former Miss Maryland World and a mental health advocate. I believe in chasing your dreams and standing up for what you believe in no matter what. Having been a beauty queen, I know that there is an immediate stereotype and the fact that I suffer from mental illness and am a medical cannabis patient is unusual. My goal is to shatter stereotypes and stigmas associated with these topics to initiate change that would better the lives of others. Although this fight can be difficult at times, I will continue to push forward and be the change I want to see while being a voice for others who are afraid to come forward.