Alexa Zapata

Alexa Zapata

In life, it’s important to do the things that make you happy. The things that make me happy are faith, family, friends, staying busy, and doing things to help others. Staying close to my faith is a big part of who I am and I really enjoy doing things with my church community. It’s important to surround yourself with good people and I love hanging out with my family and friends. Running is one of my hobbies, but usually it’s on a treadmill where I can watch Netflix, listen to my music, and be in the air-conditioning. My favorite school activity is dance team which includes performing at games and competitions with my friends. My life is so busy, but when I have downtime I binge watching Netflix. Shopping is always fun because I love to buy gifts for those I care about. One of my love languages is gift giving. I love to see the look on people’s faces when I surprise them with a gift. Spontaneous adventures and living life to the fullest are what keep life interesting. Traveling has been another adventure that I have enjoyed as I have been to seventeen states and twelve countries. I hope to continue traveling and experiencing different cultures. Volunteering brings me joy because I enjoy seeing happiness on people’s faces and helping those who are less fortunate. From feeding the hungry, teaching in church, and serving on retreats I find it very gratifying to help others. Teaming on ACTS retreats brings the most joy to my heart because I can witness God touching other people’s lives the way he touched mine. I am very excited for my future and cannot wait to start studying what I love. I plan to get a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and be a diagnostic medical sonographer.