My name is Laliza Umatova, I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in the small village of Tole bi in the south of Kazakhstan. Since childhood, in one way or another, I was surrounded by books and documentaries. I loved to write stories, poems and listen to stories of other people. After successfully graduating from a rural school I entered AUCA at the faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications. For 4 years of study at the university, I managed to write quite interesting articles, study and train in the US, and also try several spheres in journalism.