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Hello! I’m Maya, a junior at Mass Academy in the class of 2023. Before coming to MAMS, I was a student at Westborough High School. I haven’t lived in Massachusetts for very long though. I was born in New York and lived there for about two years before moving to South Carolina, where I stayed for eight years. Then, I moved to Connecticut in the summer before 5th grade before finally coming to Westborough in the summer of 2019. I live with my mom, dad, and little brother, all of whom I love very much. I'm extremely thankful for all the support they've given me!
I am ethnically Chinese and can speak Mandarin moderately well, although I can’t really read or write. I’ve been trying to improve by watching Chinese shows and playing games with Chinese voice lines. Learning languages is fun for me, and I’ve been learning French in school for about 4 years. I also taught myself how to read the Korean alphabet, although I don’t understand what the words mean. In the future, I’d like to continue to work on my Mandarin and Korean, and I’d eventually like to learn Japanese too!
I love to draw! It’s one of my favorite activities to do and I’ll often end up drawing for a whole day. I mainly do digital art on my iPad, but I have taken lessons in acrylic painting and pencil sketching as well. I’m heavily inspired by the various anime (Japanese cartoons) that I’ve watched as well as multiple artists I follow on social media. I love designing original characters and coming up with stories for them. One day, I’d like to make a comic or animation about them. If you’d like to see more of my work, you can check out my Instagram page here!
Yes, he blinked. No, you're not crazy :)