I am a junior in high school in La Jolla, California, and I have lived in California for my entire life. I love visual media art (photography, graphic design, video), and I am very involved with the art scene at my school and in my community because both of my parents have made sure that art is a significant influence in my life. I am very passionate about science; I hope to be working in a lab at Salk Institute, Scripps or UCSD during the summer. I went to Paris last spring break with 14 French speakers from my school for an immersion program, and I was the only one in the group who did not have any knowledge of the language.