My name is Lianne Brito and I am a Civil Engineer major with an International Engineer minor. I am currently a sophomore at UCF. In 2014, I graduated from Mater Academy Charter High School which is located in Miami, Florida. One of my favorite classes at UCF was Introduction to Research. I had to take it because I was part of the LEARN cohort during my freshman year and they basically taught us how to write a research proposal and the finish product of having a research poster. It was a class I highly enjoyed because it taught so many things that I had no idea were even possible as well as being open minded and the importance of research. One of my favorite professor at UCF is Dr. Schneider. She taught the Introduction to Research class and she was always there to help you succeed step by step. I decided to get involved with the STEM Ambassador program because I believe that letting the younger generation know about the variety of possibilities they have inside of STEM is enormous. I do have a cousin that still in high school and to see the light in her faces when I explained her the research I was doing last year amazed me. Most of the time kids don’t want to pursue a career in STEM because they are scared or mainly because they don’t about it. I want to change that. I hope to contribute my knowledge in the STEM field and make the kids understand that it might be difficult but it can also be FUN! My words of wisdom rely in 3 single words, Never Give Up; the road is always going to have its bumps and yes it will get hard but at the end you will look back and reflect on how great the journey was. In my free time I like to run, read cheesy novels, hang out with my best friends and watch movies.