Greetings from the Windy City! My parents are both proud irish Americans who have raised my three brothers and me with the same strong sense of pride in our Irish roots. My family's heritage influenced me throughout my involvement in Irish film, music, dance and theatre. I am currently the business development manager for weekend student adventures, a travel organisation dedicated to assisting students studying abroad in Europe. Last August, I attended the Rose of Tralee International Festival as a Volunteer and saw first-hand the remarkable celebration of our Irish heritage that touches every corner of the globe. I am so excited to be returning as the Chicago Rose.