My name is Katie Buckley. I am a senior at Santa Barbara High School in the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA). I have been a part of Youth Interactive for several semesters and I am currently the high school mentor for the Creative Studio team. I work primarily in oil or ink, but I have recently begun experimenting with printmaking and collage. I am inspired by the people around me and the emotions of humans. Next year I will be attending an art college to continue my education in the arts. Through Youth Interactive and VADA I have worked with other students to plan and curate showcases of student art, which is something I hope to continue throughout college.