Alina Sichevaya is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing a double major in broadcast journalism and economics. In her extremely limited spare time, she loves reading and writing stories that usually involve dragons or spaceships (or both), and drinks morally reprehensible amounts of coffee. When she was 16, she defended herself from a wasp without crying a single tear and considers that one of her most important achievements to this day. You can reach her on Twitter @alina_sichevaya.