Danica Roem made headlines when she became the first transgender American to be elected to a state legislature. Now she's ready to focus the momentum that propelled her to victory into improving Virginia's infrastructure.

On January 10, 2018, Roem will be sworn into the Virginia General Assembly. She says she's ready to hit the ground running on issues from health care to transportation.

When asked what advice she would give to other people who want to get involved in public service, Roem says you just have to be yourself. There are other people out there who want you to succeed just because of who you are.