Percussion runs through Aneysi Fernandez’s ’12 blood. Her father, Pedro Fernandez, was a trained musician and percussionist who influenced her love of music. Fernandez remembers receiving her first set of drums at age 7, and recalls playing music with her father from childhood to her college years. Today, the 24-year-old plays in a Taiko drumming group that she discovered while visiting the Museum of Discovery in Ft. Lauderdale. When not performing or practicing with the Taiko drumming group, Fernandez divides her time between working in the pet hospitality industry and at a local science museum. She is also pursuing a degree in aviation at Broward College. Fernandez graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s in environmental science.