Pasadena Waldorf High School in Altadena, CA
I am from Altadena, California, and recently graduated from Pasadena Waldorf High School. I have many hobbies, such as knitting, sewing, and drawing. I also played violin and sang in my school’s orchestra and chorus for years. But my two main loves are language and nature. I love to read, write and debate vehemently about my most recent read. I’ve studied Chinese for four years, and I hope to one day master the language and share my translations of Chinese songs and poems. Having grown up hiking, camping, backpacking, and more, my love of nature drove me to help run a volunteer organization, the AltaPasa Green Circle, at my local farmer’s market that helps reduce single-use waste, rescuing thousands of plastic plates, cups, and utensils from the landfill each week. I was also involved in my highschool, playing on our volleyball and basketball teams, serving on student council, and representing my school as a student ambassador. I started a baking club my senior year despite my astounding lack of ability in the kitchen. I’m also excited about the exchange program I helped start, and I will never forget my own incredible experience in Chengdu, China. I will be majoring in Plan II and English at UT, and I couldn’t be more excited to get to know my professors, make new friends, and get involved on campus. I cannot wait to join the Dedman community.