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Hi, my name is Elivette and I am sixteen years old. I live in Manhattan and was born and raised on the Lower East Side. My ethnic background is Dominican.

Math is interesting to me because I am good at solving problems and equations. I'm also interested in dance, which I think is my best talent. I like art because I think it is intriguing how artists use various media as tools to express themselves.

Youth Insights is giving me the opportunity to work with older and younger people, and show them different types of art. It also helps me work on overcoming my shyness. I think working with older people helps me relate to people and learn about life. Working with younger people is fun and it feels good to have people look up to me.

One artist I like is Duane Hanson, because his works of art seem so real. His subjects are people I can relate to.