Give a big round of applause for my cousin, Sonia, because she graduated with a bachelor's in environmental science in December from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. She's our family's scientist because she loves the great outdoors and anything related to how the world and body work.

What I love about Sonia is that despite the challenges she's faced throughout her life, she is a free spirit and fighter going after what she wants. Getting her bachelor's was just one of the many things she planned on accomplishing and is working to continue to help make the world a better place.

The best is yet to come for her...and you!