My name is Rebecca and I’m a senior. I have lived in Manhattan my whole life. My mother was born in Israel and English is her third language (after Hebrew, which she no longer speaks, and Yiddish, which has added a few words to my vocabulary). My father is a second generation American, whose lineage can be traced to Poland.
Youth Insights was recommended to me by a friend who attended the program. I decided to take a chance and apply. My main interests are gender studies, science fiction, and the social dynamics of New York City. One of my favorite artists is Tetsuya Ishida, a Japanese painter. His images are simultaneously disturbing and appealing to look at. I have yet to establish quantifiable goals for the future. For now, I plan on graduating high school and remaining true to myself.