Hello, my name is Anya! I am a rising sophomore at the Belmont High School, as well as a Belmont Youth Writers teacher for our fifth grade (and up) classes. Besides working with younger kids, I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, baking, swimming, and playing tennis in my free time. I think that writing is a vessel for us to creatively express our emotions and share our ideas with the world. It’s a beautiful art that connects each and every one of us. As a part of the Belmont Times team, I hope to continue this wonderful magazine and bring our best ideas to you. I am so excited to work with the brilliant young writers, readers, artists, and thinkers in our community!