"My name is Michelle Karkos, and I am truly honoured to be representing my favourite place, Washington DC.
"I currently work as an analyst for the Department of Justice, where I look at various crimes for trends and patterns. I'm looking to attend graduate school next fall and continue my career in law enforcement. Before starting work, I received my undergraduate degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I studied psychology and sociology with my concentration being in criminal justice.
"While attending college, I was a collegiate rower. Being a rower taught me various life lessons that I still use in my career today! I did various sports besides rowing growing up. I was a swimmer, Irish dancer, soccer player and runner.
"I can't wait to meet you all in Tralee!"