Rosana Maximo is a Hispanic senior at Lawndale High School in the county of Los Angeles, California. After taking on five AP classes and taking five more, she strongly advises peers that sleeping is a necessary component to success. Although she loves her home state, she does get annoyed by the traffic found there. In her spare time, she reads science fiction novels, draws in a Van Gogh-ish style, and likes to build stuff in her MESA program at school. One of her favorite quotes is “This is just a journey, Drop your worries, You are gonna turn out fine,” but if it included something about trying your best, it would have been her absolute favorite quote. She hopes to travel the world and see the northern lights and paint them. Rosana is a strong proponent of following your dreams.