Growing up with a Squib father, a Witch mother, and five siblings, my family played an important role in shaping who I am today. My father taught me to never be ashamed of who I am, and my mother taught me to always follow my dreams. When I failed Defense Against the Dark Arts and Charms in my second year of Hogwarts, my older siblings rallied together to help me overcome my academic barriers. When I graduated a couple years ago, it was with N.E.W.T.s in not only Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts, but Transfiguration, Ancient Studies and Ancient Runes as well. I started right out with an entry level curse breaking job at Gringotts. I have a lot of fun travelling for my work, and over the summer and holidays when I’m home in London I like to pay forward my sibling’s help by tutoring Hogwarts students. At work I specialize in Weather Modification Charms and Curses. Despite living in Edinburgh and receiving a Hogwarts letter, I was stuck being homeschooled. Scrofungulus is no picnic, let me tell you! The fairly contagious infection causes multicolored mushrooms to sprout from odd places on the neck and, at least in my case, occasionally spark. It took several years to finally clear up the infection, and my voice is soft as a whisper, but I didn’t spend that time just laying around. I spent time researching the ailment, of course, and I’m just glad I didn’t come down with something worse, like Vanishing Sickness! I was able to complete my O.W.Ls and N.E.W.T.s just a year behind schedule and began my post-secondary education when I was eighteen. If you haven’t guessed, I work on the Second Floor in the Magical Bugs and Diseases department.