“She had magic in her eyes that even the stars envied”
I’m Sereen Sumner; A 25-year-old native from the Maryland area. I am the youngest of 5 siblings with one spunky dog Tuxy. I hold a bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's in International Business with a concentration in Marketing. Currently, I work as a Management Consultant, and Web Designer for the Humane Society of the United States on behalf of animals both domestic and international.
What is my platform?
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you” - Steve Jobs
The experience of being Miss Maryland USA would be a pivotal opportunity. It will afford me the chance to reach my fellow constituents and advocate for the various platforms I stand for while solidifying my relationship with my community and fellow Marylanders. As a titleholder, I would advocate for the awareness of animal welfare. There are so many big fights happening on behalf of animals that need our attention and support. I will also highlight the benefits of empowering women in the tech industry. The normalization of women entrepreneurs is occurring but at a very slow rate. I would utilize my platform to empower women and other minorities to pitch their ideas and avoid the dreaded impostor syndrome. Additionally, I would endorse the importance of education and strengthening access to community resources for undeserved populations.
“Big decisions and actions come with big emotions. You can’t separate the pieces. It’s a package deal.”
As a Maryland Native, I truly care about the future of my community. Maryland is an amazing state with so much to offer. Our education system is ranked number 1 for the fifth year in a row, we are located in a great location that is safe from natural disasters that plague so many other states, and our crab cakes are incontestably the best in the country :)
All jokes aside, I also realize that Maryland is an extremely diverse area and equip with my background in international business and relations, I will work to shed light on issues that span multiple demographics; I was both inspired and awakened by this year’s release of films like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, I realize that representation matters and I among numerous other people are happy to see entertainers of various cultures headlining Hollywood. In keeping with this momentum, I hope to be a Miss Maryland that brings representation to women of color and of various national backgrounds to the world of pageantry.
Thank you to god and my amazing friends and family, I wouldn't have afforded this opportunity without your support. Today, I ask you for your contribution to this new journey. All proceeds will go towards dues for pageant weekend and pageant preparation (ie. hotel, meals, prize packages for winners, etc.)
Thank you all in advance for supporting me on the road to Miss Maryland USA 2020!!! I hope to see you there!
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