My confidence and love for the French language flourished while studying French at UC Davis. Learning the history of the language as well as studying its literature and other art forms made me very aware of the impact of French society on the whole world. I pursued French because I did not want to lose the language and I had heard about the university's excellent French Department prior to coming to UC Davis. I also minored in Environmental Horticulture because I realized my passion for plants late in sophomore year and have fallen in love with all things plants. Now that I have graduated, I am back in San Francisco working at a flower shop and hopefully interning with Friends of the Urban Forest until December while plotting my move to France in the coming year or so.