Class of ’22 Senior Spotlight: Liana Kitchel

Name, city of residence:

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.

If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be?

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.

Favorite book:

“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