My name is Brianna Vega and I am senior Nursing major. I have had the honor of being a part of this amazing conference since my freshman year. I have truly had the pleasure of seeing how impactful DIVE RI has been on students, faculty, and staff. Not only has this conference made a grand impact on our college campus, but has influenced change in different institutions across New England. I am truly grateful to have found individuals that have given me a voice to speak for individuals who have been silenced, the power to stand for what I believe in, and a year to learn so much more of the world around me. I owe all of this immense growth to DIVE RI and hope to continue to pave the way for other students to embody this change for years to come.