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Style Advisor: Vanessa Dickerson

avatar School: University of Maryland Hi guys! My name is Vanessa Dickerson, and I'm a junior at University of Maryland-College Park. I'm currently majoring in Elementary Education and Broadcast Journalism. I'm probably one of the most bubbly people you will ever meet at pretty much any hour of the day. I absolutely love meeting new people, but making another person laugh or smile is amazing to me. I've moved six times and I'm one out of five kids in my family, so it's hard to say where I grew up. But I spent my high school years in North Potomac, Maryland at Wootton High School. The only good part about moving a lot was getting to create and design a new room every time. Of course when I was younger, my mom decorated my room to whatever interested me at the time. As embarrassing at this sounds, I went through phases like butterflies, Disney princesses, Olympic gymnasts, and of course pink everywhere. I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years, and one of the best days of my life was qualifying for Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals. After gymnastics, I went on to do competitive cheerleading at Maryland Twisters. I've had to take time off due to injuries and such, but I hope to get back into in next semester! After doing two years of community college and living in the same space at home, it was exciting to decorate my room in my apartment that I could call my own. I absolutely love pictures, especially pictures that contain memories that I don't want to ever forget with my friends and family. I also love inspiring quotes that I can hang anywhere and read whenever I need a boost. Dormify offers products that help me decorate my room with both! I can't wait to blog for Dormify and share my fun, creative ideas with you! Enjoy :)

Recent Posts by Vanessa

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Dear Diary

Most people hate writing. I mean hate writing more than you already have to for school right? Well, I realized…

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Think Before You Post!

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Remember your college memories forever!

Everyone these days has a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all of those types of social networks. How can anyone not…

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Guide to 2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics

As I'm sure you all know the Olympics in London are coming up fast! It's JULY already, and I don't…

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Real Life Mean Girls: Stop Cyber bullying now!

We've all seen the movie Mean Girls I assume right? Such a great movie. As much as we love to…

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3 Different Ways to Spend an Evening Besides Partying

In high school, I remember pretty much having something to do every weekend night whether I was cheering at a…

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Summer Prep

Now that warm weather is quickly approaching, that means it's time to start preparing for Summer more ways than one…

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Be Safe This Spring Break!

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Where Do I Want To Live Next Fall?!

I know it seems that everyone just got into the swing of things for the Spring semester, but housing applications…

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Midterm Study Snack: Puppy Chow

So I know that midterms are coming up for everyone in college right now, and it's a really stressful time…

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