Introducing Joanna Quintana

Writer Joanna Quintana, has professed that whatever career path she chooses she plans to be the best at it; perhaps this is why she has been one of the lucky eight selected to be an intern at the Downey Patriot. She hopes that someday her experience at the paper will help augment her writing skills even if she does not go into journalism. As a senior at Downey High School, Joanna takes mentally draining Advanced Placement and Honors classes in order to achieve her goal of attending a four-year university. Joanna, 16, is not all work and no play though. She adores traveling and hopes to travel nearly everywhere in the world. She is very passionate about running and is on both the Cross-Country team and the Track and Field team at her high school. The California native despises the cold and wishes for nothing but nice warm temperatures, naturally. Boredom is an enemy to her just as it is to any teenager and she facilitates the burden by going out with her close family and friends. Interview by Alyssa Wynne ********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18