My name is Ronni Husmann, or Veronica if you know me well. I'm an 18-year-old recent high school graduate from Los Angeles currently studying at NYU, and I'm trying to be as courageous as possible as I enter the field of photojournalism. Photography and journalism are professions that epitomize what we as humans should remember to value: honesty, courage, and empathy. We are storytellers, change makers, and we give a voice to those who are told to be silent. I may be young, but I'm part of a generation that will change the world - I truly believe that - and we aren't waiting to graduate high school, college, or be granted permission to do so. We are passionate, opinionated, and impatient and I want my photos and stories to continue to inspire, educate, and connect people from different backgrounds beyond seas and borders.