Graduating from:  International Community School (Kirkland) 

RASKC team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I get to graduate in T-mobile Park on the Mariner’s baseball field!” 

Hoping this will continue post-pandemic: “I love that online schooling is an option for students. For some students, the flexibility and low-stress environment of online schooling is the best way to learn! I hope we continue to embrace different learning styles and the lessons we’ve learned about education from this pandemic.” 

Most proud of in the last year or twoI participate in Mock Trial, which is a law-based competition club. Leading the team my final two years has been beyond rewarding.” 

Looking forward to: “I’ll read almost any book you put in front of me. I’m looking forward to finally reading Stardust by Neil Gaimen. It’s my favorite movie, maybe it will be my favorite book!” 

What’s next: “I’m attending the University of Washington in Seattle to study psychology. I can’t wait to meet new friends and (hopefully) become a Resident Advisor my second year!” 

Most memorable volunteering experience: “Every moment with the kitties was amazing. However, a little white dog named Luna stole my favorite memory by sleeping in my lap. To atone for the theft, we adopted her into our family.” 

Advice to new RASKC volunteers: “Be kind to customers and attentive to the cats! If you’re not familiar with cats (and even if you are!), I recommend reading about behavioral habits. And remember that all kitties are different.” 

Will you volunteer after graduation?  “Yes! Volunteering is a wonderful community and self-building opportunity. I’ll certainly look for ways to help my new community in Seattle.” 

Fun fact: “I electrocuted and stapled myself in the same week. It was a rough week.”