Impossible odds. 1 of 9 to be conceived. 1 of 5 to survive. Born in Southern Los Angeles to an environment of poverty, mental illness, and drug abuse. Placed in an abusive foster home. Adopted by grandparents and raised in Iowa. Gave myself injections as a child due to my first pre-existing condition. Until diagnosed with epilepsy later in life. Nationally ranked tennis player, #1 in Iowa. Terrain Park Snowboarder, certified yoga instructor, skateboarder, long-distance cyclists, Muay Thai. University in Seattle. Study abroad in Madrid, Spain with host parents Fernando and Coro. Living in New York. Surfing on the weekends.