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 current Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist and recent 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 will put my platform on a larger scale and continue my journey towards breaking barriers and empowering the voiceless.