I am a student at George Washington High School (10002)
New York, NY
Please see my charitable wish list.
I hope you create a profile page like this and a charitable wish list, too.
I am a people person. I love my family (especially my grandmother who inspired me) and my friends. It’s true: No man is an island. Nor woman. I enjoy meeting new people and having heart-to-heart conversations with those I know. This passion has shaped my studies, my extracurricular activities, my reading, and my desire to go into Psychology.
I’m a junior and a proud member of the National Honor Society. My favorite classes are AP Psychology, English, and Biology. Last summer I was lucky enough to be selected for the National Institute of Mental Health’s summer internship program. I hope to continue to do mental health research in college!
Outside of class, I am the President of Active Minds at my high school. We seek to spread awareness on mental health issues, promote positive mental health, and encourage students to seek help when they need it. I’m honored to represent the student voice on mental health issues! I’m also the Vice President of Key Club. I’m responsible for seeking out volunteer opportunities for my peers, from removing invasive species, to volunteering at soup kitchens, and to visiting cancer patients at the local hospital.
I’m the co-captain and setter on our state champion volleyball team! I’ve met some of my best friends through volleyball, and I love the competition. We’re hoping to be repeat champs this year. Go Vikings!
Data analytics (Python is my favorite)
My Plans for the Future
First, I'm looking forward to finishing out a great year and continuing my college search. After I graduate and begin college, I plan to major in Psychology with a minor in Biology. I hope to become a clinical psychologist so I can help support those with mental illness. I also plan to remain active in the National Alliance on Mental Illness so I can continue to advocate for those with mental illness and provide them support, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and improve our nation’s mental health system.
I love learning new languages! I’m fluent in French, know a tiny bit of Mandarin, and I’m currently learning Spanish so I can communicate with my boyfriend’s family in their native language!
My Favorite Book
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
My Favorite Quote
“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. When it comes to mental health conditions, we often treat them differently from other diseases like cancer, diabetes, or asthma. And that makes no sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction.” — Michelle Obama
Honors and Awards
Top 5% of Class
MVP Volleyball Player
What I am Doing for a Better World
My Thoughts on Making a Difference
Our generation is dedicated to making a difference, and I am inspired by the words and actions of so many good people. I want to do my part, and maybe I can encourage others to do the same.
My Favorite Causes
Mental Health, Climate Change, Hunger
My Favorite Nonprofits
National Alliance on Mental Illness, World Federation for Mental Health, 350.org, Action Against Hunger
My Sustainable Lifestyle
I make an effort to live sustainably every day. I am vegan, recycle, avoid single-use plastic, and bike whenever I can. I also make sure our family donates any excess food to our local food bank, and I always encourage food markets and restaurants to do the same.
My Volunteering and Community Service
I volunteer weekly at the local garden to provide sustainable food to families in need. In addition to the volunteer projects I complete with Active Minds, I also volunteer twice a month at the mental health clinic in my county. I am also a Public Engagement Intern for Mental Health with Changing The Present, and I founded my school’s Changing The Present club!
This year, we raised over $5,000 through an Active Minds Fundraiser: our annual 5k! It was great to see students and other community members showing up to support a cause so important to me and my peers.
My Charitable Wish List on Changing The Present
I always ask my friends and family to make donations to support the causes I’m passionate about instead of buying me more “stuff” that I don’t really need. Please check out my wish list.
Let's Make a Difference Together
See my charitable wish list. Or donate any amount now to show your love and fund a charitable gift card, which I can use to support my favorite causes.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Active Minds Club
Changing The Present
Changing The Present Club
Founder and President