My name is Diana Gil-Vargas I am a Mexican immigrant and a transfer student from Yakima, Washington. Community has always been an important part of my life and has influenced my interest in community development, engagement, and planning. Learning about the intersectionality of people, place, and the environment are topics that interest me. Through Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) my major has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests in community development through its courses, opportunities, and ability to take courses from other UW departments. Additionally, CEP provided me with the flexibility to craft my own individual study plan (ISP) based on my education, professional, and personal interests. This is why CEP is so unique because the major's curriculum is intentional about helping students develop skills that can be applied to experiences outside of the classroom. Therefore, CEP became a great community for my educational and personal development. My website provides a glimpse of my educational journey in CEP and at the University of Washington.