Howdy, my name is Kimberly Corser and I am from the great state of Texas! I am a 22 year old student at Texas A&M University and will be graduating next spring with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. I plan on starting my own non-profit someday to benefit families of cancer patients both financially and emotionally. Having lost my father after a 13-year battle with cancer it is a passion near and dear to my heart. In the meantime I am working as a bartender at the local Irish pub, O’Bannon’s Tap house! I love that my job allows me to meet people from all walks of life and I have created many new friendships while being able to enjoy Irish music and culture every day. My Irish roots come from my father’s mother through Co. Donegal. One of my biggest interests is Irish dancing and has been since I was seven. I first saw Irish dancers at a family reunion in Ireland and immediately fell in love. I have competed in the World Championships several times and plan to take my teachers exam once I graduate from college. I am honored to be the 2018 Texas Rose of Tralee, and I am looking forward to this amazing adventure in Tralee!