Hey, my name is Akayla and I am a sophomore biology major. Although my family is military, I choose to call Valdosta home because this is where I have been for the longest. Because of the Air Force I have been able to live in many different places, including New Jersey, Germany, Georgia, South Carolina, and California, and I love it! I may seem quiet when you first meet me, but I open up quickly and I tend to talk a lot.
My family is my everything, but they can definitely be a lot to handle! I have three younger half-brothers, one younger half-sister, one older step-brother, and one older sister. It has definitely been a big change going to college and being away from all of them! Most of my family still lives in Valdosta, but I made the grown-up decision to move out into my own apartment and it is very different.
I have worked at Northwind Apartments & Condominiums in Valdosta since April 2012 and it has been an amazing opportunity for me. Because of this job I have been able to meet so many different people and make connections all throughout Valdosta that I would not have had otherwise. I chose VSU because I wanted to be close to home and keep my job here, but I regret not having the nerve to go to a bigger school and try something new. I am still considering transferring, but it takes a lot of courage to go somewhere completely new where you do not know anyone!
My main goal in life is to find happiness in something that I am passionate about. Right now I am interested in the field of medicine and I am hoping to become a surgeon somewhere down the road. I change my mind a lot, so I'm hoping this is something I will be able to stick with! I love driving through the states and seeing all the differences throughout the country and I also like the ocean. I have not been on a cruise yet, but I am hoping I will get to go in the near future. Although I may not be the best at everything, I am willing to try almost anything as long as I can have fun and get a good laugh out of it!