I am Maria, a second year student at Queens University majoring in political studies and minoring in Global Development. My goal is to hopefully become either a child advocate or international human rights lawyer. This interests stems from my childhood and was inspired by my moms line of work working for the childrens aid society. She would always tell me be the change you want to see in the world. With that in mind i have worked hard everyday to achieve my goals. I believe that having the opportunity to attend daughters of the vote will enable me to express my thought and concerns on certain issues that impact my life everyday, such as being a university student and dealing with mental health to the way the foster care system works. In my spare time I love attending conferences such as this one, hanging out with old friends and making new ones.