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My name is Ina. I was born in Greece and have lived in Connecticut, but I consider New York my real home. I joined Youth Insights in order to try and rekindle my love of writing. My interest in art has been a recent development because I grew up in a math-and-science household. That said, I’ve quickly grown to appreciate artists like Henri Matisse, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Miro, and Alma Thomas. Generally speaking, people who love things inspire me. I’ve found that when I hang out with people who are passionate about stuff, I tend to invest some love in that same stuff. It’s as though their nerdy-ness, for lack of a better word, rubs off on me. I don’t know what to call it and I can’t really explain it—there’s probably some witchcraft involved—but it never fails to motivate me. I’ve found that kids are the best at being inspirational and I love working with them. As for my future, I think I’ll continue my overachieving streak by double majoring in biology and English.