My name is Emem U. Etukinoh. I am from Akwa Ibom State by way of my father from Onna local government and my mother from Eket local government, Akwa Ibom State. I am honored to be Miss Akwa Ibom USA 2016-2017. As a Psychology major, public health minor /pre-Medicine graduate from The University of Georgia, I am passionate about making children happier and healthier. It is my goal to become a Pediatrician and continue advocating for children with disabilities. With this great opportunity, I know this is only the beginning of my journey towards making a difference in medicine.