Gema Teen Writer and Trendsetter

Gema is a new teen writer for us, she is a 17-year old from Miami, FL. She is obsessed with writing and reading young adult fiction and hopes to one day be a published author.

Age: 17

Favorite color: dark red

Favorite food: spaghetti

Favorite place to travel: Nicaragua

Least favorite thing about high school, most favorite thing about high school:

My least favorite thing about high school would have to be the pressure of SAT’S and other standard tests in order to get into a good college. It makes you feel like a failure if you don’t get an adequate score.. My favorite thing about high school is the experiences, the friends and the memories. Even as you live the moments, you know you’ll remember them forever.

What do you want to be when you grow-up?:

At the moment, I want to be a pharmacist. I enjoy chemistry and the thought of helping people. Being a doctor always felt like too much of a morbid job, but pharmacy offers a nugget hope with every medicine.

What is your dream job? (even if skills/money/practicality doesn’t matter):

My dream job would be to be a full time author. I would love to spend the rest of my life writing about the characters in my head and the adventures they go through and the things they learn about human nature.

Do you know what you want to study in college?:

Ideally, I would love to take creative writing courses and history. But I’ll be studying pharmacy.

What is the biggest misconception you think parents have about teens?:

The biggest misconception parents have about teens is that they don’t have any problems. I can’t even count the number of times my own parents have said: “you have nothing to worry about, you’re only [insert age here].” Granted, most of us don’t have to worry about bills and keeping our jobs and all of that, but our little problems are our own, and whether they are big or small, they are still important to us.

If there is one thing you could tell parents about teens what would it be?:

I would probably tell parents that not all of us hatch a top secret plan every morning that is designed to drive them into an insane asylum. Teens are humans and prone to make mistakes and some of them are willing to learn from those mistakes.

What is your favorite website?

Youtube. I am currently addicted to vlogbrothers.

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