Mindy Bernard was born in Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, in 1994. She is a senior at Penn State majoring in Animal Science with an aspiration to attend an accredited school of veterinary medicine with a focus on small animals. Aside from her love of animals, Mindy also has a great passion for shopping and fashion. When given the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, she could not pass up the chance to take a Professional Fashion Writing class. She looks forward to learn more about the style and trends in Florence and is excited to experience the fashion world first-hand, something she has not had the chance to do with her major back at Penn State.