Annika Swanson, of Delray Beach, FL, graduated with a degree in Special Education, concentrating in the adapted curriculum. As part of the Levine Scholars Program, Annika interned with Kids Rein Therapeutic Horseback Riding, a Huntersville-based nonprofit organization. With Kids Rein, Annika facilitated therapeutic horseback riding and barn activities, became proficient in equine care and learned procedures for small nonprofit management. Annika maintained an ongoing relationship with Kids Rein throughout her time at UNC Charlotte, using her civic engagement grant to design and create a new riding arena for therapeutic riding sessions. For her international experience, Annika completed an education project in Nadi, Fiji, at the Nadi Centre for Special Needs. There, she worked with elementary-aged students with developmental disabilities and experienced an international approach to special-needs education. “The Levine Scholars Program helped me find and explore unique programs and environments suited to my interests and passion for individuals with special needs,” Annika reflected. During her time at UNC Charlotte, she also discovered a newfound passion for health and fitness; she plans to acquire certification as a personal trainer in the near future. Upon graduation, Annika combined her knowledge and passion for Special Education and fitness by pursuing a career in autism therapy and developing educational exercise programs for young adults with developmental disabilities.