Assuming that you don’t know anything at all about me, I’ll start from the very beginning. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 28, 1999 and after a couple moves to Colorado Springs and Ashland, my family found a sweet spot in Grants Pass, Oregon which is where we live now. I am the middle child between an older brother (who is almost a junior at University of Washington) and a younger sister (who is a sassy thirteen year-old). The pet situation at my house is kind of funny; we have llamas, alpacas, dogs, cats, and chickens, oh my! My family loves to travel and over the years, we’ve been to China, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Amsterdam, Mazatlan, and a few other super cool places. Traveling is awesome (minus the jet-lag) and I highly recommend getting out and seeing different parts of this beautiful planet.
In my free time, I enjoy painting, playing piano, hiking, and watching Food Network Channel (even though I’m no chef myself). There’s a wonderful river that runs right down the middle of my town, and I really enjoy finding peaceful, secluded spots and spending a sunny afternoon painting by the water. It’s great. My favorite color is the soft yellowy color that you see when you hold a lemon slice up to the sun and my favorite things to eat are blueberry pancakes and Pad Thai. I’m also a sucker for anything chocolate. In the future, I am going to be a first-grade teacher which means I am studying Elementary Education right now. If all goes to plan, I will move to Japan after I graduate and teach overseas for a couple years before returning back to Oregon to get my Masters and educate kids for the rest of my life! I also recently added an Art minor because hey, I love art and learning about art, so why not?
This summer I will be painting, doing homework for this class, reading classic books that I have neglected for several years, eating lots of watermelon, working full-time as a day-camp counselor at the YMCA, volunteering in elementary school classrooms, and hopefully floating in various bodies of water (rivers, pools, lakes, etc).
Excited for this class and excited to learn more about you all!