I signed up because I like to garden but also I saw the program as an opportunity to get work experience. Even though it was a youth program and not a job I thought that I would gain skills that I could use in my future.
Why have you stayed with GtC so long?
I have stayed with GTC for this long because it’s a job for me, but also I found a family there and incredible friends that I know I will keep for my whole life. Also I enjoy what I do there. I love to garden. During the time I have spent with GtC I have learned the value of taking care of our Earth. I like to work with kids and teach them what I have learned in the past which I think is important.
What are you currently involved in now other than GtC?
Now I am working in an after school program helping a gardening teacher. I’m also a volunteer at a nursing home.
I am pretty sure that I will be majoring in Biology but I will also like to major in something else. Depending on what college I go to, I could be majoring in Agriculture which I love as well.
What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?
In my free time I love to go biking with my brother[also a GtC member], reading or play tennis or soccer.
What advice would you like to give to other young girls out there?
One piece of advice that I would give to the young girls out there is to do what you really like and even though for some people it may sound weird, if you like it and you are happy with it keep going. Never let something negative change your plans and try your best to learn from that experience. I will also tell them that education is important and that we have a future in our hands with education.