Maya M. | Jerry & Helen Wisotsky Branch
Maya’s family has been members of the Peoria Branch for 12 years. Maya has been an active member of her Club throughout her childhood and has found ways to connect through volunteering.
She has participated in Torch Club and Keystone as a way of connecting with the community. Additionally, she would volunteer in her Clubs program areas, helping with more involved art projects that needed an extra set of hands. At school, she takes sports medicine and child development classes. She is also CPR certified. Maya had the opportunity to do volunteer work for many charities and organizations, including packaging food for the St. Mary's Food Bank.
Maya has aspirations to become a nurse like her mother so she can help people in need. She also has a passion for writing and wants to become an author focusing on creating stories that center on characters with mental health issues as a way to normalize conversation around and bring understanding to this issue. Maya has a desire to be a beacon of hope.
Maya enjoys the theater arts and choir. She is involved in these programs at her school and really enjoys the emotional outlet they provide. She hopes to one day become an actress.
Q: Who would you like to have dinner with and why? (Living or deceased)?
I would absolutely love to have dinner with Hypatia of Alexandria. She was one of the best mathematicians and philosophers of her time around 355 AC, and basically revolutionized the world of math single handedly. When she was murdered, part of the mathematic and philosophy world died with her as well. I would love to know about her in person, and see all the bright and intelligent ideas she had.
Q: What technology are you most excited about in the future? ie: VR travel, autonomous vehicles, computer tech, wearables, other?
I, for one, am very excited for the different kinds of medicines and advanced technology we could create for illnesses and diseases. Not only would it be insanely beneficial, but I really hope that it will be accessible and affordable to all types of people, in different states, countries, and income class. Not only that, but it can make new jobs for all sorts of potential individuals.
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