I am a sophomore (COL ’18) at Georgetown University hoping to double major in Government and Justice and Peace Studies. On December 14, 2012, my mother survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the aftermath, I began using gun violence prevention advocacy to transform my painful experience into positive action. I founded and served as Chairwoman for the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to address gun violence in every type of community, through legislative action, cultural change, and bridge building. Since moving to Washington, D.C. I have now worked with local, state, and national groups on this issue, and continue to volunteer my efforts with Generation Progress where I assist in leading a national network of young people working on the issue in their schools and communities. At school, I co-lead advocacy efforts with Georgetown Against Gun Violence.