My name is Danielle Goebel and I am 28-years-old. I live in Cleveland, Ohio - home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

My grandmother, Mary Alice Goebel (Fox), emigrated to the US from Co Mayo. One of my favourite memories was touring Ireland with about 40 of my family members. It was a blessing to be able to see my grandma's home town and pray together over her mother and brother's gravestone. My grandma and my Aunt Rose encouraged me to apply for the Rose of Tralee.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening and Friday movie nights with my son Landon. We also spend time visiting zoos, museums and travelling.

Landon is the reason behind everything I do. My main goal is to provide him with the best life possible. This goal has led me to become one of the top female sales representatives at a growing human resources and benefits company. I hope my own life experiences can help other single parents and their children reach their full potential.

As the youngest of six children, I am beyond blessed to have a supportive family. My parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams and to never give up; moulding me into the woman I am today.