In five words or less, describe yourself.
I cannot be described.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself graduating from an Ivy League school, with an internship at either CNN or The New York Times and a steady job.
What do you want to be when you’re older?
I want to be a journalist, more specifically I hope to hold a reporting job for a distinguished broadcasting channel, such as CNN and write a column for a highly-circulated newspaper. Also, I hope to establish my own non-profit organization to help students from low-income families achieve their dreams.
If you could change one thing about the way your friends drive, what would it be?
I would get them to stop texting and not focus as much on who they are driving with, but on how they’re driving. Also, I would make them understand that, although not known by many, night driving is very dangerous.
Why are you involved in Teens in the Driver Seat?
I understand that sometimes teens hate being talked to by older people; through this program, I am able to reach out to teens so we can have safer roads and they actually listen. It’s just a way for me to help change, and maybe even save lives.
Brianda is an active member of South Garland High School’s Teens in the Driver Seat program. She is also an integral part of the TDS Teen Ambassadors.