Hi! My name is Alyssa Conner and I am a senior attending West Hills High School. I do very well in school getting mostly A’s and B’s or an average 3.0 GPA each year. Prior to high school, my life was kind of hectic. For the first ten years of my life, I had to move every three years or less due to the fact my father is in the military. I did not mind it, though, it was fun growing up in different states. But as I was entering the fifth grade I stayed in California for the rest of my middle/high school years.
Entering my sophomore year at West Hills, I enrolled in the photography pathway to get better at the hobby I loved. Being in the pathway has opened up the doors for me. I would not be where I am today with my photoshop and camera skills if it was not for the classes. I actually would not even have the opportunity to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator. My sophomore year is when I opened up more as well. I started to join clubs and volunteered more. For the past three years, I have been apart with the Higher Ground Christian Club that is on campus. We meet up once a week to enjoy food and to learn about God. For two years I volunteered at Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. My job there was to, in summary, take care of the puppies. Which was to clean the kennels, feed them, and to give them the attention they deserve. Working at the shelter gave me a great learning experience with responsibilities and time management.
Photography is a great hobby to have. But my end goal/career is to become a Veterinarian. I have loved animals all my life and growing up next to my great-grandfather’s farm made me love them more. At the young age of four, I made the decision to have that be the career I would work for. But I would love to interpret my photography skills with my work and take photos for my business when I am older.