Hi, I'm Aysha Preston! I'm a native of Washington, DC, but I've spent the last four years in New York City studying at St. John's University as a McNair Scholar. I was thrilled to learn about AADS and FIU because it was unlike any other program that I had been introduced to. I was looking for a place where I can fully merge my two undergraduate majors of English and Political Science, and I am thankful to have found that place as a student of AADS and GSS. I am interested in conducting research in the Black Middle Class in Washington, DC (and surrounding suburbs). I want to specifically look at single, professional, educated, working woman households that continue to maintain status in the middle and upper middle class with the absence of the "traditional" two parent structure.