Outside the Rink
Despite the sizeable chunk of time that I dedicate to skating, I do have other things happening in my life.
Every summer since I was 5 years old, I have gone to a backpacking girl scout camp for ten days. I backpack, I sleep under the stars, I get really dirty, and I love it.
As for school, I took as many AP, Honors, and Advanced classes as I could, and have been a straight A student my whole life. I graduated as class Valedictorian of my high school, and I'm currently a junior at the University of California in Santa Cruz, studying environmental science. I've played the flute and piccolo since 5th grade, and before Covid, I was an elementary and middle school flute instructor.
I have two cats named Derby and Charlotte, and a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Ella. I have three older brothers -- Matt, Chris, and Alex -- but I don't get to see them very often because Chris and Matt graduated college already. Chris lives in Connecticut and Matt lives in southern CA. They are all grown up and act like real adults now, with real jobs, a fiancee and everything...it's so weird. Alex graduated college last year and is living at home until he's able to move back to Los Angeles after Covid. Matt and Alex were also national roller figure skating champions, and Chris ran at the national track and field championships before his senior year in high school, so we all share an intense competitive spirit!
My Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Ella, who thinks I'm her sister.
Backpacking and getting so dirty!
Spending Christmas snowshoeing into a cabin with no electricity and no running water. SO COOL.
That thing where the school's Valedictorian holds her diploma upside down...