Student in Athens, GA
My name is Mina Wallace, and for most of my life marine biology was considered to be “my passion”. After attending several summer camps and shadowing marine biologists I was determined that this would be my future. If I was asked to write this bio roughly 6 months ago I would be writing from the perspective of a marine biologist in the making. Recently, I have found a creative outlet that allowed me to express everything I didn't even know I was holding inside. To define a person as being “creative” is quite broad. Although it is broad it makes sense to define me as creative. From transitioning from a woman that enjoys science and defines herself as such, to a woman who enjoys expressing herself in creative outlets was a large leap and that is why the term “creative” is so new to me. All my life I enjoyed exploring my creativity. From helping my dad customize muscle cars to watching my mom design lighting plans I knew creative outlets interested me. The ocean always interested me a little bit more causing my creative side to be put on the back burner. After making a few friends in creative fields like clothing design, music production, and certain artistries I was inspired to do something I’ve always thought about and that is making and selling my own bikinis. On a random day after school after the thought has circled for months I went to the fabric store and that night I made my first bikini. Finally being able to fabricate my ideas and wear them was the release I never knew I needed. I am in the process of changing my major from biology to something that will help my business grow and support the lifestyle I know will fulfill me the most. I always knew I had the urge to pursue something on the riskier side and I am now fully committed and in love with my decision.