One of my favorite things to do is to read. Especially in the wintertime, there is nothing more I love to do than curling up with a warm blanket, a good book, and a cup of hot cocoa. One of my favorite books is Wonder by RJ Palacio. I won’t give any spoilers but I can promise that it’s a wonderful read!

When not reading, you can usually find me playing soccer. In the past, I have played for the soccer club FC Stars and over the last few years have been lucky enough to be both a player and a coach for Holden Youth Soccer. A friend and I get to coach 3rd and 4th grade girls in soccer and I have learned so much about patience and the importance of a team through coaching. I am also a part of a soccer program called Unified. In this program, players with and without intellectual disabilities get a chance to play soccer together and have lots of fun while doing so!

Soccer field Julia and I at a US women's soccer game My sister and I at a Revolution game

My greatest love of all would have to be music, whether it be singing, piano, dance, or (my favorite!) theater. In the past, I have been in multiple musical theater productions including performances of Oklahoma! and The Music Man at The Hanover Theater in Worcester. My little sister and I also take lessons in a form of Indian classical dance called bharatnayam. Through music and the arts, I have learned so much about creativity and staying true to yourself. Music has most definitely played a huge part in making me the the person I am today.

Before opening night of The Music Man at the Hanover Theater My sisters, mom, aunt and I before a bharatnataym preformance Oklahoma! at the Hanover Theater

Finally, I love to travel. I have been so lucky to grow up in a family that shares the same love for traveling as I do. My family and I always enjoy trying new things and experiencing different cultures, places, and languages. We all are foodies and love to eat new foods. So far, the strangest thing I think we have eaten is a cactus. In the past we have visited Italy, India, Iceland, and Mexico, as well as traveled all over the United States. I have so many places I would love to visit someday and can't wait until I have the chance to travel again. Despite all my travels though, New England remains home.

Yosemite national park Colorado Horseback riding in Texas