1st of her class, 9.9 average in the first trimester of 2019.
I discovered the "booktube" community three years before I finally was able to start my own channel. I was 11 at the time and remember the exact moment when I clicked on that magical first video and decided that I absolutely would do everything I could to one day be on the other side of the screen too.
This community introduced me to so many more books than I would've ever been able to find, books in which I truly saw myself. Despite loving most of Jane Austen's classics and having devoured Ray Bradbury's science fiction, I needed someone to guide me towards the stories that would resonate with what I was currently going through and which I could fully empathize with. Through books, I was able to live others' experiences, but also learn many things about how to face my own.
There was no way I would've imagined that as simple a thing as creating a profile on an online platform would lead me to find so many new interests and encourage me to pursue knowledge in graphic design, video editing, debating, argumentative speech, and communication overall.
Having a YouTube channel, especially one that is centered around books, involved developing an immense toolbox of skills. What I treasure the most is that everything the love of talking about books inspires me to dive into is, at its core, for the pleasure of knowledge.
When asked about the topics that I could effortlessly sustain conversations about and to no end, there are so many that come to mind. I get lost not only in books and YouTube, but also in discussions on current affairs, US politics, World Policies, European History, and even Mathematics. I'm a passionate individual that discovered the immense value in learning how to frame my ideas and showcase my essence through speech.
My interests are not limited to literature and English, as it is not even what I would mainly like to focus on during my studies at University. Because of my analytical nature and my love for entrepreneurship, maths and problem-solving, I know I would most thrive at a business, economics-centered course.