USA Board Member
It is sometimes hard for me to identify who I really am in one person and recognized how it effects the person I am today and how people respond to the person I’ve grow to be. My name is Isabella Gamez.
I am 16 years old this is my autobiography. I was born in Anaheim hills California where I lived a small amount of time then I moved to Querétaro Mexico to study Spanish at an all girl private school where I learned how to be proud of my Hispanic heritage. Shortly after I moved back to California and stayed in Oceanside where I’m currently living and studying as a sophomore in El Camino High-school.
I am a proud to be a local of Oceanside since I moved there in 3rd grade. I had two amazing parents that helped me overcome all my fears and were the biggest supporters I could ever asked for, they support me in every way to helping me do my best in any sport I tried to giving me cheesy advise about life they were always there for me and I also had a lovable brother that would always have my back no matter what and took care of me and showed me how I can be whoever I wanted to be and no matter what he would always help me find a way to achieve my goals.
Over time I’ve grown to the person I am today as a kid I use to be shy and insecure about myself and I had trouble making friends until I grew out of my shell in high-school freshman year where I learned to love myself and I learned how to be myself and show who I really am, freshman year I joined Junior Civitan Club, which is a community service organization for students to participate and make the world a better place through local projects, outreach programs, volunteering at their schools, and helping people with developmental disabilities to help our community and help us become a better person. As I joined JC in freshman year not knowing how much I would fall in love with the organization and meet a new family that helped me be who I am and it helped me share my ideas to make the world a better place. Jc opened my eyes to what I wanted to do when I was older which was helping people and my community.
As sophomore year came along, I was more secure of what I wanted to do in my sophomore High School year. I joined Radio Latino Foundation to help empower youth. Also that same year I was honored and elected as Governor for the State of California, for the Junior Civitan Organization. These titles have definitely helped me improve my skills. We have raised in less than a year more than $60,679.00. This amount has been donated to the International Junior Civitan Research Center for Brain Cancer and Autism in Birmingham, Alabama, where every year we conduct our Junior Civitan three day conference to set our goals and tour the center with our parents.I love playing several sports I decided that softball and dance was something that made me happy. Now that I’m closer to making decisions for my future I would like to prioritize and meet my goals. Graduate from High School and attend New York University to study International Business.