Ayania Wellington, 20, was a peer mediator in her high school and in this role she grew to understand the importance of effective communication. She is currently pursuing an associate's degree in liberal arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Through the guidance and support of her mentor in the Big Sister Program and her internship at ClearVision Optical, Ayania has grown secure in her dream of being a broadcast journalist. As an international correspondent, she hopes to bring focus to parts of the world that are not regularly covered by most television networks. Through her work, she aims to highlight the conflicts, human stories, and the daily struggles and triumphs of developing countries.