Hello, my name is Oriana Macias! Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Orange County, California. I attend Concordia University, Irvine (in SoCal) as a junior majoring in Psychology, but this Fall semester I get the privilege of studying at Richmond University in Florence, Italy. I come from a large, but close, family and that same feeling comes from the cities within Italy. I chose to go abroad to expand my viewpoint and see how others live outside the States. I chose Italy in particular because of my families roots and their diverse culture.