Monica Cruz 7th grade student at I.S. 162 in the South Bronx

Monica is a 7th grade student at I.S. 162 in the South Bronx. She has lived in the South Bronx her entire life and is proud of her Puerto Rican heritage. Monica enjoys writing, reading, and animation. She hopes to be an animator or writer when she grows up. Monica’s favorite subject is English and she particularly enjoys writing mystery and horror stories. She plans to attend Connecticut College in the future.