4-H has been a part of my life since before I was in Kindergarten. I gave my first speech, I learned how to create a check register, found a new love in dairy goats, and developed creativity. After graduating from 4-H, I attended UW-Madison, where I expanded my knowledge in science while still being able to pursue my other interests in leadership and music through many campus organizations but most notably the Lutheran Campus Center and the UW Marching Band. All of these programs have shaped me into a much more confident, self-motivated, good communicator, and creative thinker than I would have been without the numerous opportunities through UW Colleges and Extension. I would not be where or who I am today without 4-H and UW-Madison.