Donna Zephrine was born in Manhattan, NY to parents from Trinidad. Donna did 6 years in the reserves and then went on to active duty in the army. She was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, 3 infantry division in Savannah Georgia. Donna did two deployments in Irag from March 2003-December 2003 and October 2004-October 2005. She was a mechanic while in the military. Donna received numerous awards including the Army Accommodation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Currently, Donna works for the NY State of Mental Health while earning her MSW from Columbia School of Social Work. I expect to graduate this coming May 2017. Donna enjoys cycling, kayaking,sled hockey, and writing. She loves to learn new things and consistently challenge herself; her next goal is to learn to play the guitar. Writing has been a way to express myself and reflect on my feelings and I enjoy sharing my stories with others.