Global projects and Activities
Personal Projects and activities during High School
With my roots in Germany I'm always interested in projects and clubs which give me an insight into other cultures and lives.
- Ballet Folkloric Dance class (2019/20 + 2020/21 + 2021/22 + 2022/23)
This dance class, which I started in my Freshman year, connects me to the Mexican culture. Its a great way to bring dance and culture together. We learn about the various regions of Mexico, the dresses or the dance styles.
I loved the Spanish culture in Europe, and with dancing is this group, I learn a lot of the Mexican culture and life.
In 10th grade, I became an Officer and I'm working hard to represent my position during 11th grade.
- Culture Club at Austin High, (2020/21 + 2021/22 + 2022/23)
Since I've been in the Culture club I've got to know some students who also come from other countries and now live in the US.
We exchange ideas about the different countries of origin, experiences, and cultures. We share information and also cook and eat foods of foreign countries together!
- Life buddies (2021)
This is a project for disabled children, to care about them during the "Online-time" which means during the time, we can not be in person in school. We talk to them via Zoom, play virtual games or communicate online to show them we all are not alone.
- International Club at Austin High, (2021/22)
The International Club is not the same as the Culture Club. Here we care about Exchange students, create and show presentations about different countries and talk about actual political and cultural themes.
My interests and goals
Photography is my passion and becomming a Photographer Carreer goal.
On my portfolio-website you can see a few photoprojects from my Photo Class in the Yunior Year.
During fall 2022, I took classes on the Austin School of Photography in Austin, TX and joined some Workshops with professional photographers to develop my skills.
In 2021, I won a Silver Key in the Texas Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the and got 4 Honored mentions in the US wide ATPI fall Contest for my photos
- Arts and paining
I like art and painting in various ways. On my art-website you can see select pieces of my art works and drawings.
During summer 2020, I took a art class on the Laguna Gloria art school in Austin, TX and created an art project calles (S)milestones.
I also took part in the Texas High School VASE contest in Spring 2020.
- Animals and Nature
Because I can not have a domestic animal and it's not possible to volunteer in an animal shelters during the pandemic, I found another way to protect and care about animals.
I've adopted a wolf in a nearby zoo and help with our visits and donations. In Germany, I also had an adopted animal in our local zoo, a fruit bat!
- Volunteering for the Austin Park Foundation or projects like "Keep Austin Beautiful" I help to clean Parks and Greenbelts or to remove invasive plants.
We all want a clean environment and have to take care about our communities and neighborhoods.
Swimming and Diving are my favorite sports. Unfortunately, I am not in a swimming team, but I want to become a Lifeguard in summer 2023.
I love to travel on the whole world! During my life in Europe and my time in the U.S., I have visited many great places, cities and countries. This, you can see on my Travel links.
My native language is German but since I'm in the U.S. I have to speak, write and think in English. This is not so easy for me, but I like to grow up bilingual now.
In my earlier school, I had two semesters French language, and I started learning American sign language.