I was born and raised in San Diego, CA where the bustling city felt like a small town community. Coming to Portland I felt the same comfort and excitement from the city and am always trying to explore my surroundings. Back home I have volunteered and worked for a nonprofit art organization in my neighborhood that removes recycled material from the wastestream to be reused in art projects for underserved schools and summer workshops for kids in the community. Because I run on the Cross Country team, and love to cook I find health and wellness an important aspect in my life. I hope to further my interests with my Psychology major and Health Studies minor by giving back to the community.