Liana Kitchel, Aptos
Grade you started at MMS:
I started going to MMS in the eighth grade.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by doing art, creating and making things.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
Right now, I am really enjoying statistics because I like math and it is applicable to life.
I would make birds big enough so that we could train them and ride them as they fly, as a new form of transportation. This would also help to solve global warming.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere, I would go to Oia in Greece because the city seems very pretty and I love the color combination of blue and white.
Name one big challenge in your life right now:
A challenge in my life right now is choosing which college I want to go to.
What is your dream job and why?
My dream job is to either work at a sustainable clothing company as a product and clothing designer or to be a successful tattoo artist.
What are your three favorite things?
Three of my favorite things are cats, LEGOs and Billie Eilish.
“The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner was one of my favorite books when I was younger and I still enjoy it. I like sci-fi, dystopian books and this one was a great book in the genre.
What do you want to do after high school?
I want to go to college for product design.
Something that you are proud of – and why:
I am proud I got into the Product Design program at the University of Oregon.
Something that makes you smile:
Going to the thrift store is a lot of fun for me. I love the treasure hunt of looking for interesting clothing.
A favorite MMS memory – and why?
One of my favorite memories is when my class was in Catalina our freshman year and we were about to go kayaking, Alyssa led us in a session of Zumba to get warm.
Top three most-played songs on your favorite playlist (please include song and artist):
“Almost (Sweet Music)” by Hozier, “I’ll Be Waiting” by Adele and “Melt My Heart To Stone” by Adele