Mandy Hill is a 3rd year English major at the University of Florida and plans on pursuing her masters degree in creative writing. Upon graduating she hopes to pursue a career as a novelist. Mandy was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and prior to attending UF, lived in Beijing, China where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. Outside of her English and creative writing pursuits, she is a classically trained ballerina, has been featured as a background vocalist on a nationally recorded album, and has modeled professionally in Atlanta and Jacksonville. In her free time, Mandy enjoys dancing, playing tennis, and riding horses.