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Get To Know The Quirks
I am an avid tree enthusiast — my favorite holiday is Arbor Day (The Day of the Trees!). I have an apple tree named Marlene that I planted in my backyard on Arbor Day 2018. I am also a plant mom to three lovely children: Jessica the Fiesty Ficus, Tommy, and Ringo. In my free time, I like to sing & play the piano, journal, bake, or drive around. I’m in love with Philz coffee and boba (especially from Boba Guys!). I like to travel, hike, play board games, and spend time with my loved ones. Also, Lorde should’ve won a Grammy in 2018 for Melodrama.
Where It All Started...
When I was in the fifth grade, I ran to be Student Council President! I wrote my speech to perfection: it was polished and professional. And then… I lost. But I rolled up my sleeves, went back to the speech-writing board, and tried again during the spring. After winning that election, I did all I could to make an impact on my elementary school. I spearheaded a coin drive for the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, tried to start a school newspaper (which some teachers were not in favor of), and sold ice cream bars at daycare to raise money for anti-bullying organizations. Ever since I got involved with initiatives like this in the fifth grade, I knew I had a passion for altruism and helping others.