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Platform/Issue of Concern:  
I believe very passionately in the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Without the proper nutrition and physical activity children are more likely to suffer from illnesses and less likely to succeed in school. Through my volunteer work with various nonprofit organizations, I’m helping to provide access to healthy meals for families with children in need. As a dancer I strive to be a role model by maintaining a nutritious diet and physical fitness.

Your Favorite Quote:
“Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on the scale and measuring your waist line. We need to start focusing on what really matters, how we feel and how we feel about ourselves.” -Michelle Obama

Ambition:  
Professional Ballet Dancer/Entrepreneur - To own a tuition-free school of ballet for under-served communities.   

Hobbies:  
My hobbies include twirling on the dance floor as a professional ballerina in training, cooking family recipes that have been passed down through generations, and working on my acting, singing, and dancing by being a part of the New Music School’s musical theater group.

Bio: 
In my free time I enjoy drawing, designing clothes, crafting, and love to stick my nose in a good book. I participate in activities with the Ronald McDonald house, the Midwest Workers Association, St. Teresa of Avila, the Hands On New Orleans project, and the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s hospital walk/run. I have two amazing older brothers who support and love me, an adorable toy poodle named Cody who is the definition of cute, and loving supportive parents who have helped me get where I am today.