Lover of Photography, Literature, Coffee, and Technology
I have many loves and passions like words, classic cinema, photography, literature, Looking For Alaska, coffee, The Great Gatsby, Ray Bradbury, math, politics without ignorance, Kurt Vonnegut, typography, The Legend of Zelda, linguistics, Hannibal, Nerdfighteria, Arrested Development, service-learning, The Book Thief, television, The Fault in Our Stars, the English language, the color green, John and Hank Green, the smell of books, Doctor Who, collecting vinyl records, Fahrenheit 451, music, Slaughterhouse-Five, Photoshop, graphic design and endlessly more.
I'm the lead student coordinator for the Belton Service-Learning group, which has presented nationally and become an amazing part of the community. I've been involved with service-learning for four years; service-learning utilizes education and curriculum to benefit the community through service.
This past month, I was one of sixty participants around the country whom attended a National Youth Leadership Training in San Francisco where I gained important knowledge on the achievement gap, racial and socioeconomic bias, and discrimination.
I'm also a member of the National Honor Society, and I tutor with the A+ program. In addition, I volunteer at Yeokum weekly to help a past teacher of mine.
Also, I was on the Belton High School Cappies Critic team last year with a total of 3 out of 5 reviews published in 2012 - 2013. I'll be participating again this upcoming year and I hope to continue to publish reviews of local high school performances in conjunction with the Kansas City Cappies program.
On that note, I'd like to get my degree in English and work as an editor for a publishing company in the United States (for example, Penguin, Holt McDougal, or Houghton Mifflin).