I was born in the USA to Croatian immigrant parents who inspired in me at a very young age an insatiable curiosity, a love for books and learning, and a passion for exploration. 

I am now 21, and while I no longer dissect insects in my backyard, I still have an overactive imagination and a child-like sense of awe and wonder at the world. I love the way buildings cut across a bright blue sky and the way ants march in lines that seem to vibrate.

I find it so weird to be physically embodied. 

I believe in radical empathy and open-mindedness.

I believe in constantly seeking new experiences to expose myself to as many different perspectives as possible.

I believe in learning as many languages as you possibly can.

I believe nothing is more beautiful or sacred than the space shared between people.

I believe in always asking questions, and in lifelong learning.

I refuse to compromise on happiness and wellbeing.