Skyler DeTrana

Skyler DeTrana

Student

Albuquerque, NM, USA


Last updated January 1, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

There is no need to have the experience to learn from the mistake, you can also see others in order not to fail.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. From a young age I was exposed to life changing experiences. My mother struggled with addiction and struggled to take care of herself, much less her children. This left my sister and I with a rocky upbringing and a single father. By the age of twelve I was diagnosed with Chiari malformation type 1. At the age of fourteen I had my first craniectomy surgery and at fifteen I had my second surgery where I was released from the hospital Christmas eve. Less than a month later I had complications that put me back in the hospital for two months where I spent most of it in a coma. I am lucky to be alive and well. For the remainder of my high school career, I struggled with mental health and mustering the strength to go to school. By the time I reached college, my mental and physical health significantly improved. I have maintained a 3.8 GPA and am working toward a Ph.D. My goal is to help children through difficult situations like myself. Children deserve happy childhoods and do not need to work through these things alone.

Interesting Factoid

I cheated death.


Languages

American Sign Language
English

Countries Visited

Map View

France
Switzerland
Belgium
Germany

What I Do  

Professional Experience

I teach children gymnastics along with valuable life lesions.

Professional Interests

Fine Arts
Art Therapy
Business
Child Art Therapy
Psychology

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Basic Human Rights
Respect
Equality

Volunteer Experience

Environmental clean up

Sep 2017 - Present
Volunteer to clean Highschool campus and surrounding areas.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Money Management
Traveling
Development Research
Gymnastics
Painting
Drawing

Food & Drinks

Chai Tea
Pizza
Sushi

Games

Spades
Chess
Solitaire

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Classical
Rock
Pop

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Gymnastics
Archery

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Collector

Scooby Doo

Bucket List  

Sky diving

I have always wanted to experience looking down upon the world we live in. I think jumping from a plan and plummeting to the ground we walk on would be an experience like no other.

Travel the world

I would love to see different cultures and ways of living.

Education  

School

Volcano Vista Highschool

Sep 2015 - May 2019

Associates, Psychology, Business and Fine Arts

Oct 2018 - Present