Dylan is obsessed with tea! She could not live without a brew of her favorite cinnamon tea. Whenever she feels stressed or tired, Dylan enjoys sitting in bed, drinking tea, and reading non-fiction books. Her father made sure before Dylan left for Seattle to pack plenty of boxes of tea, and her favorite books: Gedanken und Erinnerungen, Otto Von Bismarck’s autobiography, and On The Origin of Species, detailing Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
Dylan loves running! She was on her middle, and high school’s track team, and helped get her team into county’s. Dylan was a fan of many sports including basketball, and volleyball, but running was always her favorite. It was great way for her to stay healthy, clear her mind, relax, and lift her spirits. She’s gone through at least 4 pairs of running shoes from running so much! Her favorite weather to run in was always rain.
Dylan wants to be an actress! She fell in love with acting after her first audition in the 6th grade. Since then, she’s starred in all of her school’s productions, and in many local productions. Acting has introduced Dylan to many of her friends back home, and boosted her confidence. She found comfort in the opportunity acting gives her to be someone else for awhile, to be able to portray a character on stage totally unlike herself. She wants to be able to travel all over the world, and inspire people who share her struggle.
Dylan plays the ukulele! Her aunt bought one for her in the Philippines last year. She’s been hooked since. She only brought one to Mesi, but she has at least 4 more at home. Her younger brother would ask her to play “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” before he went to bed every night. She hopes she can learn to play guitar, bass, piano, and or drums eventually.
Dylan loves photography! Particularly nature, landscapes, and big cities. She got her first camera when she was 13 and hasn’t been able to leave home without it since. Her favorite photographer is Ansel Adams, famous for his black and white photos of the American West.
Dylan is a vegetarian! She has been for almost 6 years. She loves nature and is an avid animal rights advocate. Her favorite vegetable is carrots, and her favorite fruit is bananas, though she prefers vegetables to fruit. And her favorite guilty pleasure is vegetarian pizza.