Hello, my name is Brooklynn Quinn. I am 19-years-old, living in beautiful Northern California. I was born and bred in Waterford to the age of 13.

I am currently double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, with plans to specialise in abnormal psychology and mental illness in the justice system. I will finish my Associate's Degree in the next few months, but have a lot more schooling to go to receive my doctorate!

I live on a ranch with my family, with hundreds of animals who I love to take care of. I love painting, hiking and writing poems in my spare time. I'm a registered behaviour technician, providing therapy for children with autism, which is a great passion of mine.

Even though we are thousands of miles away (5,083 to be exact), we still cherish and celebrate our Irish culture, speaking Irish at home and daily chats with my typically massive Catholic Irish family at home in Ireland.

I am very looking forward to the festival and spending time with phenomenal Irish women from around the world!