Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida
School: St. Petersburg Collegiate High School
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: St. Petersburg Midtown, Florida
Host District: 4760
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Padre Eustaquio
Discovering the Rotary Youth Exchange program has been a very exciting experience for me. I am from Saint Petersburg, Florida, attended Saint Petersburg Collegiate High School, and have never left the country. I have practiced the languages of French, some Spanish, and American Sign Language. I enjoy traveling and learning about various cultures. I have a lot of experience traveling through my country and have had the blessing to see all kind of atmospheres, such as tropical islands, deserts with mountains, country sides with hills and forests, and have experienced weather as cold as 3 degrees Fahrenheit and as hot as 117 degrees Fahrenheit. I live in a four bedroom house with my mom and dad, brother, 4 cats, and a dog. I LOVE animals very much and live on a plant-based diet free of animal products. When I'm not busy with my school work, I like to hang out with my friends, and stay as active as I can. I like activities such as ice skating, yoga, tennis, paddle boarding, boating, riding my bike, going to concerts and festivals, and just feeling like an active member of my community. I would also like to mention that I am very open-minded and not afraid to try new things. I have participated in extreme activities such as snow skiing, white water rafting, zip lining, parasailing, and numerous other heart pumping adventures through the years. Living in Brazil is now another achievement I can add to my bucket list. I am thrilled to find out what other things my future has in store.