What inspires you?: More like, who inspires me. Hands down, my mom. She is the strongest, hardest working, and most driven person I know. She is an excellent role model and there is no doubt that I am my mother’s daughter in almost every way.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? I have always been more geared toward reading and writing in school, so I would have to say that English is my favorite subject.
If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be? If I had the power to change one thing in the world it would be that every child would have the opportunity to go to school, get an education, and be literate in their native language. To be able to acquire an education is a privilege. I wish more people were aware of how blessed they are to be receiving an education.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? If I could go anywhere I would go back to Tecate, Mexico where I went on a missions trip with my church in 2010. That week changed my life in more ways than one and ultimately gave me a much deeper appreciation for life. I would love to be back at the school site playing with the neighborhood children.
Name one big challenge in your life right now: One big challenge right now, as a senior, is trying to savor every “last.” The time I have left in high school is very limited and I really want to appreciate every moment as the clock ticks down. As excited as I am to graduate and see what the rest of my life has in store for me, I know that I will never get this year back and I really want to just have fun and enjoy it.
What is your dream job? My dream job would a be a job that I genuinely love. Right now I am not exactly sure what that is, but as long as I end up doing what I love and loving what I do, I have no doubt that I will be perfectly content.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things could you not live without? If I was stuck on a deserted island I would not be able to live without my nook, sunscreen, and I suppose a copy of Wilderness Survival for Dummies would be pretty helpful.
Favorite book: My favorite book will forever be a tie between Jodi Piccoult’s My Sister’s Keeper and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.
Something that makes you smile: Something that makes me smile, and laugh (a lot), is my 4th period ASB/Leadership family. They are such an amazing and diverse group and I thoroughly enjoy working with them to put on events and make our school the amazing place it is.