North Hollywood Chapter
How did you become involved in VAMS?
I first got involved my freshman year, just timidly walking into the VAMS meeting room in my search for different clubs. At first, I joined mostly on a whim; I didn't really feel like VAMS was something I would be heavily involved in. However, realizing the huge difference one person could make, I found myself going to meetings for the next few years of my high school career, and I'm now at the end of my third year.
What’s your most memorable VAMS moment?
At a Valentine's event in my sophomore year, I was working with my peers and viewing tears of joy from the children we were hosting the event for. The moment made me realize how much of an impact the small joint efforts VAMS made could mean to those who were disabled and thus do not share the same opportunities that many of us take for granted.
What are your future goals?
Though I'm mostly just going along whatever path life takes me, I want to pursue a career in either chemistry or engineering. I hope to be able to live less strenuously than how I have been living in a low-income family, and hopefully give something back to the people who've supported me throughout my whole life.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
Clouded leopard, because they're awesome. Enough said.