Name: Halie Bissell
School: Santa Barbara High School
What issue area are you most passionate about? Which do you know the most about? (Immigration, environment, woman’s rights, mental health, LGBTQ rights, etc.):
Woman's rights would have to be the area I am most passionate about for many reasons. As a woman in this time, I really want to see change in the world for us, whether its gender equality, earning equal wage, etc. I also know it is up to our generation to make change in this world, and I really want to be an ally and advocate for those reasons and try to push for change. Also, the Black Lives Matter Movement that is going on in the world right now, and should continue to go on until change has been made, is something I hugely support and am an ally for. Although I will never understand or go through the horrible, disgusting things people of color go through, I want to help make a change as much as I possibly can.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
One activity I love doing as a pastime would be going to the beach! I would go to the beach every day, if I could. I also have been painting a lot during quarantine which is a new hobby I enjoy.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I work at Wendy Foster Clothing store in Montecito as of right now! I am involved in ASB at my school where I am class Secretary. I also play soccer and golf for my high school as well, and plan on playing all throughout high school.