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Welcome to my website! My name is Meri and I take Design, Digital Media and English here at Freestyle Academy.

I first heard about Freestyle at Los Altos High School during my freshman year and I knew that this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I have always been interested in art since I can remember and I grew up taking classes at CSMA as well as school art classes. I mainly have exposed myself to traditional art mediums but I am so excited to learn digital art applications here at Freestyle. I hope to go to college for something art related but I have still yet to decide exactly what I want to do!

In my free time I love listening to music, drawing, reading, watching movies, spending time with my friends, and I love anything to do with nature. My current favorite medium is drawing with pen since I love doing detailed work. I especially love anything 80’s and my favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future (hence the quote under my name from the third movie). I also love music throughout several different decades. Some of my favorite bands and artists include The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Strokes, Lord Huron, Phoebe Bridgers, and many more. Over quarantine, I taught myself how to embroider and recently started making jewelry too.

I am also one of the co-founders and Senior Art Director for Savvy Zine! I came up with the idea to create a magazine which is also a safe space for the creative students in the Bay Area. I recruited two of my most driven and creative friends and our first issue, Growth, will be published in June 2021! You can receive updates and/or submit your work through our Instagram @savvyzine or our website, savvyzine.wordpress.com !

Outside of school, before the global pandemic, I have been on the LAHS cheer team since freshman year and on the LAHS competitive cheer team during my freshman year. Before that I also did competitive dance for two years. During the summer I am an intern at my church and I help with marketing related projects in the main office.

Junior Year Reflection: This year has been both overwhelming and fun. Being in distance learning has brought an obstacle on all of us we never expected but I feel as though I managed to be a successful student in my classes. I am grateful for the friendships I have made and the relationships with my teachers. This has by far been an unforgettable experience and I can’t wait for next year!