Q: Please tell us about your current plans after high school. And what inspired you to choose this path?
A: I will be attending the University of Kentucky majoring in Agricultural and Biomedical Technology. With that degree, I will either pursue genetic counseling or genetic research. I feel in love with genetics my freshman year in my AP Biology class. It is something so interesting to me and with the growing technology, there is an endless opportunity for growth in that field.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
A: I live with my mom, Angie, and my sister, Shayna. We have one dog, Gucci, and two cats, Bailey and Smokey. If it was up to me, we would have no cats. We grew up a softball playing family, so life at the ball field is second nature to us. We love long jeep rides and time at the lake.
Q: Where do you go to school?
A: North Gwinnett High School
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
A: The one and only Kip Cobb. This man would be my nomination for mayor of Suwanee, even though he already knows everyone. Kip never fails to hit a tennis ball at my car while teaching lessons or yell my name whenever he sees me. He lights up a room and Suwanee is so lucky to have him.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: I would go to Spain! I love the hispanic culture and the diversity of the region! I would live on the beaches and eat all the food possible in their cuisine.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: A League of Their Own. Grey’s Anatomy.
Q: What’s the best advice you ever received from a teacher? Who was the teacher?
A: They best advice I ever received from a teacher was, “No matter how dark the night gets, the sun always rises the next morning”. This was given to me by my Spanish IV teacher Diana Nuñez. It is my constant reminder that even when life gets hard, there is always another day.
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
A: U2, a classic and never fails.
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
A: I would choose Martin Luther King Jr. He was revolutionary in our countries history. One thing that inspires me about him is how even in the face of adversity, he handled it calmly and with grace. I think there is always room for racial reconciliation in our country and he was the best leader for that model. I would take him to Cheeky because what is better than a conversation over queso.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
A: I love how our community rallies around each other. When tragedy strikes, the people in Suwanee are so willing to jump in and help out. Friends in Suwanee are more like extended family who you love being around.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
A: I see myself graduated from college and traveling! A goal of mine is to visit every Spanish speaking country, so hopefully I am knocking some of those off my bucket list.
Q: What show are you binge watching right now?
A: I am binge watching Schitt’s Creek.
Q: Favorite month? holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
A: Favorite month is May! Favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! Best single day on the calendar is October 4th aka National Taco Day!
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: My cousins Jordan and Rebecca always inspire me to be better. Ever since I was born, they have been great role models for me!
Q: If you could go back over your entire school career what is one thing you would do different?
A: I would spend more time with friends! It is easy to get overwhelmed with school, but friendships last longer than a GPA.
Q: Who or what do you miss the most right now?
A: I miss school! I loved getting to walk to halls and see my friends everyday.
Q: Were you involved in any sports or extra curricular activities?
A: I played softball for 2 years. I was a DECA officer for 4 years. I was also involved in Relay for Life, Spanish National Honors Society, and HOSA.
Q: What’s the first thing you want to do when this quarantine is over?
A: I am going to hug as many friends as possible and never take time with them for granted.