Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I live in San Francisco, California, USA with my brother and my two families: my mom’s with my stepdad, and my dad’s with my stepmom. I have two kitties; one is very fat and one is very old. I’m a high school student at a public academic magnet school in the city, so it’s a really pressurized environment and can get pretty stressful at times. But I put off imploding by practicing synchronized skating, a discipline of ice skating. I practice 5+ days a week and the sport is my life; I love it. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends around the city, getting us tangled into various odd adventures. San Francisco is just the right breed of quirky for adventures.
Tell us one thing you’re most proud of in your 15 years so far:
-Sorting out exactly who my friends are, and keeping them!
-Staying dedicated to skating, even when it got hard. My closest friends and best memories come from it.
-Keeping my mind open to a million different cultures and possibilities. Everybody is beautiful, yay!
Tell us one thing you’d like to do before you reach 100:
Try 100 new and weird and interesting things every day until I’m 100! (and fall over laughing doing them!)
What challenges do you think our planet will face over the next 100 years:
Progressing the entire human race together. The most developed societies have developed so rapidly over the last fifty or so years, yet there are still countries that are hundreds of years behind. We need to figure out how to move forward without leaving millions of people behind.
Also, if we don’t stop billowing millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and cutting down all our forests and melting all our icebergs and driving everywhere using oil, we won’t have much of a planet to work with in 100 years.