Our Patriotic Meerkat
By: Karina M., Grand Patriotism and Rep. to IA/MO, Unity
Hi there California Rainbow! I’m Karina M. your Patriotic Milestone-Making Meerkat and I am honored to be serving as your Grand Patriotism and Representative to Iowa and Missouri! To say that I am excited for this year is definitely an understatement!
Here’s a little bit about my Rainbow life, I’m from Unity Assembly located in Castro Valley, CA. I was initiated at Grand Assembly 2016 by the Charming Cheetahs after my sister, Sabrina, decided that I should be initiated at her Grand Assembly when she was serving as a member of the GEC, Lecturer, and Representative to Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. To be honest with you all, I was kind of nervous to join Rainbow since for some reason I thought I wouldn’t belong even though that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I told myself that I probably wouldn’t be that active, but you see that sentiment has clearly changed! In my time at Rainbow, I have served as Worthy Advisor for my assembly once and as Assistant to the Grand Musician for Grand Assembly 2019 which were both extremely fun times. I love my assembly and I enjoy every moment I can spend with them! Whether it be traveling across the state, stuffing cupcakes in our mouths together at refreshments, or hanging out in the zoom room before our virtual meetings, I am always happy to be with them.
I was born on November 3rd, 2003, in Hayward, CA. I have lived in the Bay Area all my life and I can say that I love it here! I live with my parents, Erning and Pannir, my sister, Sabrina, and our three cats: Rajah, Molly, and Simba. If it isn’t obvious I am a huge lover of cats, in fact, I won the senior superlative for the biggest cat lover at my high school! In school, I was a part of a club called CVHS Cultural Dance Team for all four years of high school and served as Treasurer and Vice President. Although I’m not the greatest at dancing, I thoroughly enjoyed being able to try new things and meet new friends along the way. A few hobbies I also enjoy are cooking, embroidering, playing the piano, shopping, playing video games, and hanging out with my friends. I started many new hobbies during quarantine and although I haven’t kept all of them, I still enjoyed being able to try new things.
Some people might call me a nerd, and they are correct. I mean what kind of person actually enjoys biology, physics, calculus, and US history if they are not a huge nerd? I plan on majoring in Molecular Biology in the fall and pursuing a career as either a scientific researcher or a surgeon in the future. As someone who is very curious the opportunity to travel around the state and to other parts of the country is super exciting because I get to learn more about places I never would’ve known about!
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know me a bit more! I am beyond excited to meet many of you whether it be virtually or in person and I am so thrilled to see what this milestone-making year has in store!