Hello! My name is Emiliano and I am a YI leader. I was a participant in YI Artists in spring 2012 and then did the Summer Intensive program. In third grade, I gave my entire class chicken pox and no one would talk to me for a month. I think my cat is plotting to take over the world and I’m alright with that. My favorite word is ‘Hello’ because all human interactions and relationships begin with that one word. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else besides New York City but I want to travel all over the world. I want to get married in a forest. I have considered careers in anthropology, film, and clock making, but my inner child will always want to be an astronaut. I am far too cynical and, at the same time, I have way too much faith in humanity. I’m hoping one day I’ll grow up to be Beyoncé.