Isadora Kaufman

Student at Female

New York, NY, USA


Last updated December 24, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I am a kind, quiet, observant person who has much to offer the world and will be an active community member.

Photos  1

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am 100% Mayan Mam, a sect of the Mayan people from the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Being adopted into an all white family who lives in the United States was a life changing opportunity but not one without issues. Growing up I've felt out of place from my friends and their families because mine did not look like theirs. I was always curious about my background and when I was 9 years old I was fortunate to be able to meet my birth mother and two half siblings. I never would have imagines, me being an adoptee, that to be able to hug the person who gave birth to me would fill me with such a warm and comforting feeling. Traveling to Guatemala made me realize how fortunate I am in having the upbringing with my adoptive mother and opportunities that my birth mother wanted for me.

Interesting Factoid

My 94 year old grandmother and I know the same city street game that we both learned as children.


Languages

English
Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

Guatemala
Spain
Morocco
France
Iceland

What I Do  

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Climate Change


Volunteer Experience

Jan 2020 - Present
Prepare and serve meals to community members who are homeless or in great need, sort donations, organize food pantry, clean up storage areas, wash dishes and remove trash

Favorites  

Hobbies

Dancing, Traveling, Hiking, Swimming, Movies

Food & Drinks

Sushi, Pizza, Pasta

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Pop
Indy

Billie Eilish, Arianna Grande, The Neighborhood
Nicki Minaj, The 1975

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Running, Swimming

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Criminal Minds, Bob's Burgers, Call Me By Your Name

The Office, That 70's Show, Money Heist, Elite

Timothee Chalamet, Viola Davis, Ansel Elgort

Brands

Nike, Spotify, Garage

Bucket List  

Skydiving and Scuba diving

I want to soar in the sky and reach for the depths of the sea. I think that skydiving would allow me to experience that feeling of exhilaration and freedom while being able to scuba dive would let me feel like I was exploring the center of the earth, also exhilarating and freeing!

Education  

School

NYC iSchool

High School Diploma, High School

Sep 2017 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Social Activism Club

Participant

Jan 2019 - Mar 2020
Discussed world issues and what needed to change. Organized a climate change walkout where hundreds of kids at the NYC iSchool took part in and designed a protest for climate change.

Academic Interests

Creative writing
psychology

Extracurricular Activities

Dance