A harrowing experience during a late night commute in New York City teaches a teenage girl more about finding her inner strength.
Isabella Jia is a high school junior at in New York City. She is especially interested in journalism and business. You can typically find her editing and writing articles for her school’s newspaper where she is a News Editor in Training or helping manage finances and hosting fundraisers as a Business Editor for her school’s yearbook. She loves the outdoors, going hiking and taking walks at her local park as well as cooking, especially trying out new Asian dishes.
Writing has always been a way for me to release my emotions and better understand the complex issues I notice in the world. Therefore, my writing is often laced with nuances of my deepest emotions that sometimes I don’t even realize. They reflect the experiences that make me the person I am today. From writing about my Asian American heritage to my life commuting as a New Yorker, these experiences are uniquely mine and I would love to share them with the world.