Occupation: ESE (Exceptional Students Education) teacher assistant, artist, and author.
Family: fiancé Julio (getting married on Halloween, 2021) and a dog.
Bet you didn’t know: Played the role of the pharmacist in the movie, “The Wrestler.”
Leader I admire: The ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut. She was not just a queen, she was a pharaoh in her own right, who reinvented herself, ruled for 21 years, and set the standard for female power in the ancient world.
Hidden talents: Dance! I’ve been belly dancing for over 10 years and I’m learning ballroom and Latin dance. My favorite is the Argentine Tango.
Greatest career accomplishments: Hosting my very first art show in January 2017, which was a huge undertaking as it was a fundraising art show for Usos – The Samoan Family Foundation. I contacted many local artists who eagerly agreed to sell their art at the event, with half of the proceeds being donated to the foundation. I myself sold 13 paintings that evening! I worked very hard on every aspect of this event and was thrilled with how successful it turned out.
Pet peeve: Entitled people who don’t appreciate what they have.
If I had $5 million: I would pay off my parents’ house, buy myself a small house, make a $1 million donation to Lake Hills School that would be split evenly between buying wheelchairs and assistive technology for students and giving every hardworking staff member a cash bonus, and open my own combination art gallery, studio, entertainment venue, gluten-free cafe, and bookshop.