Carissa Eich is currently a student attending Glendale Community College in pursuit of a digital media arts degree. She aspires to become a graphic designer specializing in illustration. Besides school, Carissa works a part-time job as a Chiropractic Assistant, and keeps herself busy as an instructor in self-defense training. In her free time, she likes to read biographies, sketch drawings, and spend time researching topics of her interest. Regarding journalism, Carissa believes free speech is a privilege to be taken advantage of, and that writing is an excellent skill to have in any career format. By posting blog entries, she hopes to exercise her writing abilities in preparation for her future career as an artist and online writer.