Q: What high school did you go to?
A: I went to Azle high school. It is in north west of Fort Worth. I grew up in Azle.
Q: What kind of high school student would you have described yourself as?
A: I was not top of my class. I was required to keep a B or better by my grandparents. So I kept a B or better. I was okay then. Sarcastic. Outgoing. I stayed with my group of my friends.
Q: What extracurriculars were you involved with and why?
A: I was in choir all four years and I ran cross country for all four years. I liked choir because we could do stuff. I ran cross country because my friends were running cross country and my goal was never to be last.
Q: What are some of your most memorable memories in high school?
A: I used to go to concerts all the time. I had a lot of fun going to them.
Q: What are some of the singers or bands that you listened to as a teenager?
A: I liked Depeche Mode. I liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I liked SoundGarden. Those kind of bands. Alternative and pop.
Q: What was the most shocking thing about you as a teenager?
A: Before they called it goth, I wore all black. So I was goth, before there was goth. And I liked the heavy metal punk.
Q: Which one do you prefer: high school or college?
A: College. There was less drama.
Q: Do you have advice for students?
A: Things aren’t as bad as they seem. Sometimes people have a habit of thinking this moment in life is like the worst thing ever. I promise you it gets better. Things I thought were the worst thing in high school (were not. We are okay. And all of those people who were so involved in the worst things ever, they’re okay. Events from high school don’t determine what we are going to be as adults.