Emily Zheng is a junior at Westlake High School. She is an aspiring author who hopes to inspire and empower others, whether it is on gaining self-confidence, rejecting conformity, or preserving the environment. Messy and imperfect, she values compassion, creativity, and ambition. Her passions include writing, travelling, and the environment. Emily dreams of exploring the world and documenting her experiences. In her free time, she reads too many books, makes smoothie bowls, and goes on adventures with her friends.