What extracurricular activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to sing and play guitar, and I'm also a part of my school's Academic Challenge team.
If you played Major League Baseball, what would be your walk-out song?
Probably "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," just because it has my name in it.
What has been your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was at my bat mitzvah, when I chanted Hebrew in front of everyone - successfully! I had been practicing for months, so it was a big achievement for me.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Maybe something like "A Life Lived through Math and Music"
Why are you committing to the Inspired Year?
I'm younger than most of my classmates, and I won't be able to vote for a while. This is my way of getting involved in the political process.
What does civic engagement mean to you?
Civic engagement is our way to have a real impact on our country. If ordinary citizens don't participate, only people in power get a say.
What's your favorite thing about Virginia?
I love that Virginia has had such a large role in our nation's history. There are so many landmarks here, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to learn so much about history without having to travel far away!
Where would you like to see Virginia in 20 years?
I'd love to see Virginia be more politically engaged as a whole and to inspire more political engagement throughout the country. We're close to DC, where so many impactful political decisions are made; we have the perfect excuse to be a civic engagement role model for other states.