I live in Dallas, TX where I attend high school.
I started volunteering at a very young age, and found that helping others brings me the most joy. I have volunteered for several different charities and causes throughout the years: Hockey Fights Cancer, National Kidney Foundation, Dallas Stars Foundation, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Big Dreams Children’s Foundation and many more.
After years of volunteering, I became the President of the Junior Board of Big Dreams Children’s Foundation. I plan fundraising events and go on mission trips to orphanages for kids with disabilities in economically challenged areas of different countries. One of the most common types of disability involves difficulties with walking or independent living. When I would talk to my many friends in wheelchairs about their favorite book characters or toys, I realized the lack of disability representation in children’s media and I decided to do something about it.