My junior year was completely different from my sophomore year. I had started trying in school and was focusing on my grades more. I was on the honor roll since I almost had straight A's, (only one B). I helped out a lot in school. I would help set up for fundraisers, help plan fundraisers, and also stayed after school to help the office manager with whatever she needed. I believe people see me as a leader and as a person who takes control of situations. Irina and I planned a lot of the fundraisers junior year which is why I think this since we were mostly in charge of the fundraisers. In and out of school I'm a self directed learner who communicates effectively. I like being in charge of making decisions or at least being able to put my opinions out there and people can take from that what they'd like. One of my weaknesses is not representing myself or my school through global citizenship. I used to help out a lot more than I do now because I wasn't working. Now that I started working, it's harder for me to stay after school and help out or be in charge of a lot of things. My 10 year plan has changed a lot since I first made it. I realized how much everything costs and that it's not cheap. I also changed my career choice a couple of times. I planned out how much I would be spending per week, month, and year if I lived my life a certain way and it wasn't as expensive as I thought it'd be but I set it up as being a single with no kids. Taking Richard's photography class changed me a lot. I had never really been able to be creative in my classes or put my emotions into the work I turned in. I was always interested in photography but wasn't very skilled. I learned a lot about taking pictures and editing pictures in Richard's class and I learned many new skills. It gave me a chance to think freely and creatively which we don't get to do a lot in school. I'm interested in being either a registered nurse, a medical admin, or a nurse practitioner. My aunt is a medical admin and she's been one for a couple of years so I always ask her how she got to where she is and about schooling. I'm currently working on deciding which school to go to. I would like to go to a 4 year but they're extremely expensive to attend and I need more financial aid than I can get. I'm bisexual and I'm Mexican and have experienced discrimination for both. My junior year, I somewhat experienced discrimination when I went to a class that's supposed to help us attain employment. We had mock interviews and we had to dress up and on the day of my interview, I had my curly hair down but away from my face and one of the teachers told me I needed to straighten my hair for the actual interviews because straight hair seems more professional and "cleaner" than curly hair. She told me my curly hair (which was already hard for me to love at first) was messy and not seen as clean and beautiful like straight hair was. It may not seem like much but it was pretty hard to hear since I had struggled with accepting my hair the way it was already. I learned that everyone has their opinions but women with natural, curly hair do struggle more with how they're seen as women with straight hair. I had heard of this happening but never paid much attention to it because i didn't think it was a big issue. But, after experiencing it myself I understand why it is a bigger issue than I thought it was and how it affects women.