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Hello, my name is Dana. I go to high school in Manhattan and study commercial education, which is basically business, marketing, and accounting. I live in Brooklyn, and was born and raised there too. My ethnic background is Haitian.
My hobbies are dancing, singing, and hanging out with people I love, such as my family and friends. One of my interests is psychology. I believe that the mind is a very important part of the human body. What I like most about Youth Insights is that it's a group of high school students getting together to talk, learn, and experience all types of different art. When I first came to the Whitney, I was nervous because I didn't know much about art. For the few months that I've been here, I've learned a lot, and that's what it's all about—learning. So far I've been having a great time. I was interested in this program because I have a shy side and a wild side. I wanted to bring out the wild and happy side of me, and it's really working.
I love to be around people younger and older than me. It's great working with older people because they have had many experiences in their lifetimes and we can exchange knowledge. It's great working with kids too. Though they don't have much experience, they have a lot to offer, and a lot to learn.
In three years, I see myself graduating from high school and entering college. What I have in mind now, is to study psychology, so I hope to go to a medical college and learn more about psychology.