Hi everyone, my name is Emma Prokesch and I am a rising junior at James Madison University. I am pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in general business. In the future, I hope to have a career in providing hospitality at large, international events. Recently, I was selected to study abroad through JMU's prestigious Florence Program, which would allow me to further my hospitality education in Italy. This experience would be extremely beneficial to my future endeavors through allowing me to assimilate to another culture. I do have to pay for the program on my own, and even though I worked 60+ hours per week this summer, I am still coming up short of my goal. I originally did not intend to post a fundraiser like this, but I have really been struggling with finding another job here at JMU. I would love to be able to experience living in another country before I start my career. Thank you for your consideration!