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Rose is a freshman at UT Austin, where she studies Arabic and Linguistics. She is a member of GirlAdvocates, a girl empowerment organization that started at UT, which she brought to her high school last year. Besides continuing to empower girls, Rose aspires to serve in the Peace Corps and to constantly travel and learn throughout her life. In her free time, Rose loves to make music with friends, spend time outdoors, and attend concerts. She also loves reading the works of great women like Flannery O’Connor and Mya Angelou. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou