My Role in My Community Titles are often given to someone by people or society, in some cases it doesn’t necessary describe you an individual. In my case, some titles that are given to me are: daughter, sister, student, friend, aunt and latina. Been a latina has always been something I could be proud of but recently I don't even know if it’s a good thing. Mostly everywhere I go I hear bad things about my culture, about what makes me an individual. Even though that have affected me emotionally, I still keep on going. Those titles aren’t able to describe me because each one of them just describes a little part of me. I am made of more things than those titles. For example at my school I excel at these two school wide learning outcomes: self-directed learner and thinking critically. In my school I do independent studies and make sure that I’m on track in order to finish my edgenuity on time. Some projects that we do required outside thinking and for us to use all of our brain power in order to achieve the requirements. Half of my day is spent in school and the other half is at home. At my house I’m good at applying technological skills for the 21st century. Every time there’s something wrong and it involves computers or technology I have to fix it and see what’s wrongs. One of my greatest SLO weakness is representing self, school and community because I have trouble with public speaking. Last year I worked on my 10 year plan, which was based on what I image myself I would be in 10 year. I saw the summary and notice that I changed. I used to want to be a petroleum engineer but bow I want to become a computer engineer. This year I have had some family problem which made me changed. It affected my social group since I decided that probably it was time for a change which led me to my new friends. It was difficult to adjust not talking with the ones I hang out for 2 years but I slowly understood that my actions had consequences some of them good but the majority bad. One thing I experience in DTI is that I realize that I’m one year from graduation high school and going to college. Just thinking about how fast time pass I’m scared. It has changed me as a person because I have become more responsible of my actions and of what I want to do after high school. There are many careers that I wish I could do, three of them are computer engineer, lawyer and mechanical engineer. Ever since I watch the enigma I have wanted to become a computer engineer and see if I’m able to help the world out. Investigation, debating and deduction are things I loved to do which have led me to wonder If I ever want to become a lawyer or possibly a detective. Ever since I was a kid I have image myself invention a new car which contain a new way for driving which doesn’t pollute the environment. My dream jobs are just dreams until I have made them into reality. What I have been working on is finding my passion and what I would love to do for the rest of my life. My ethnicity is hispanic, and ever since I came to the California I have become more accepting since when I live with my grandma there were just only two sexuality, female or male. I don’t necessary practice any type of religion. For me as long as I believe in God that's good enough. I’m against any religion because I believe that there’s a lot of discriminations in the religion it selfs. My far away family have always discriminated my mom because she’s a single parent but what they haven't notice is that my mom have done a lot for us. She’s a single parent and yet she was able to support us financially and emotionally. It has been 6 years since I saw my dad again but I don't feel right calling him dad nor do I see him as a dad but because of respect I call him dad. My mom wants me to love and forgive my dad because she says “mi'ja tu padre no te abandonó porque quería, pero era una necesidad ya que no podíamos estar juntos. Él te ama mucho, y quiere que lo perdones. Sé que lo que hizo estuvo mal, pero perdónalo, el ha cambiado.” She believes that I would be happier if I’m able to forgive him. The first song in my playlist I want it to be about the person that gave up everything for me, the one that will let me fall down but without a heartbeat she will be there when I need her the most, the person that showed me that taking the easy way out isn’t really that easy and the one that gave up everything in order to give me everything in these world. “Ella es mi vida entera. Ella es mi madre y padre” Tú Mi Madre Soltera. I choose this lyrics to be part of my playlist because without my mom I won’t be where I am right now. I know how to appreciate the little things that live gives me because of her. Everytime that I see my mother working hard and yet have time for me I now that she loves me and that I don’t need a father because as long as I have her that’s good enough for me. When I touch her hands and feel her rough hands compare with my soft hands, she teaches me that no matter what I need to work hard if I’m passionate about something. “ no hay que llorar, que la vida es un carnaval y es mas bello vivir cantando.” Celia Cruz, Carnaval , this lyrics describes me because whenever I feel sad or down I try to think about the good things in live. Another song that I choose was la llorona it’s a spanish song, I choose this song because of the significant it has for me. It’s a song that reminds me of my culture everytime I hear it. “I have what I have and I’m happy” - Petra, this quote describes me because when I was a child I used to want what other people have a father but then I realise that having a father wouldn't make me happy because I can’t be happy with what I have right now. There’s a saying that says, “El que no lucha por lo que quiere, no merece lo que desea” it means that if we don’t fight for what we want then we don’t deserve what we wish for. This saying my mother has always remind me, she has said that if I really want something I need to work for it and if I didn’t then I shouldn’t accept the rewards. As the years go I get more use to my teachers and peers. Ever since the first day from now I have spoken more to my teachers. Since in sophmore year I learn that communication as the key to success. I still speak with some of my friends from middles school but I only hang out with one. We have become really close. Ever since I move to DTI i have not hang out with any of my close friends from middle except for one who lives closest to me. She has been one of my greatest support. Every time I need something or am going through something difficult she will always be there for me. We do community service together. I have participated in my commuting by tutoring the young minds. As well in the science workshop I helped out. Upon entering the 12th grade I want to be seeing as someone that can be depend on. In order to achieve that I have to show them that I can be responsible and trustworthy. As well I want to graduate from the top of my class and get accept to the university of my dreams. I wished to attend UC Berkeley even though I know it’s really hard to get accepted. I love challenges which means that I’m really get challenge UC Berkeley acceptance rate and I know that as long as I keep a positive mindset I will achieve anything I want.