Being the child of a military family, Demi was forced to move, adapt, and move again throughout most of her childhood. These experiences, although extremely challenging to a little girl growing up, caused her to realize that “…if it were not for the military, I would not have become the person I am: resilient, diverse, persistent, and helpful.” Currently stationed in South Korea, Demi attends high school there. She was chosen to be a part of the Army Teen Panel (ATP) representing the Pacific Region, where, as part of the Teen Chain of Communication, she is tasked with communicating issues fellow teens of military parents are experiencing to senior military officials so the issues can be resolved. Demi found a way of using the painful experiences of her childhood to benefit others with the same issues. In addition to her participation in ATP, she enjoys photography, fine arts, soccer, and journalism and has won first place for sports and black and white photography and in sculpture, among other honors. Demi currently lives in Daegu, South Korea, and plans to attend University of Texas at Austin this fall.