1. What is something not too many people know about you?
A lot of people when they meet me in person after following me on social media are really surprised at how outgoing and talkative I am. Another fun fact is that when I was a kid I was 100% convinced that I would be the first female baseball player in the MLB. :)
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I love being outdoors and at the gym. I feel my best when I'm able to be active and in tune with how my body is feeling, instead of just in my head. I am also really passionate about social justice activism and probably have too many opinions about everything.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I want to live in DC or near a city and work in low-income areas doing community development (that doesn't just end up in gentrification). I am particularly interested in studying health disparities that arise based off gender, race, class, etc. and how to create solutions to resolve them.
4. What is your definition of success?
I used to think that success looked like being happy with every aspect of your life, but lately I've been learning that sometimes to achieve the best outcomes, you have to put in some hard work that doesn't always feel so good in the moment. I know that's really cliché but I think people have too high of expectations of what an ideal life is. Overall, success to me would mean being surrounded by the people I care about the most and being able to stay involved in the work I am passionate about.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Right now my biggest "project" is just trying to graduate college! I am finishing up my junior year, working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. I am also about to start interning with Maryland Dept. of Homeless Services, which I'm really excited about.
Photographed by: Chris Sigamony, Jack Bolga, Jahns Chavez