10288765_10204726208700274_6927869549013329667_n Hello everyone! My name is Amberlynne Umayam and I am privileged to share a little of who I am as a student, professional and person. Currently I am in my final semester at Washington State University majoring in Communication from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. I have chosen to emphasize my education with a specialization in communication technology. As a transfer student, this last semester is very important to me. I received my Associates of Arts from Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington after I graduated from Marysville Getchell High School-International School of Communications.

Part of who I am is what I have been involved in thus far in my college career. At my community college I was the Sports Editor for our weekly newspaper and here at WSU I have written for The Daily Evergreen as a columnist and reporter. I also have my own radio show on KZUU 90.7 fm radio, where I play hip/hop and rap music with a purpose. Singing is something I really enjoy and am fortunate enough to sing The Star Spangled Banner, also known as the national anthem, for various sporting events through WSU Athletics.

While in college I began a relationship with Jesus. Yes, I am a Christian and I love my faith and Savior. My leadership and involvement in Resonate church has offered many opportunities for me to grow personally. Leading a small group over the summer has taught me that fostering and creating personal relationships with those around really makes a difference in their lives. Aside from my faith, singing is a huge passion as well as getting to know others’ stories.

Like I said I will be graduating this May and will be off to the real world. If I could make my dream career it would be to facilitate and make friendships and in turn impacting and inspiring them to be their best version of themselves through the love of Christ. However, a more realistic career goal I have is to work as a communicator in a non-profit or university market. I have an amazing opportunity this summer to travel to La Jolla, California for a summer long leadership project called Elevate with my church. I hope I am able to go, because down there I will learn skills and tools that will equip me to be a leader in all aspects of my life, including my professional, personal and spiritual life.

So, that is me and I’d love to hear about you.