Dawnyelle Santos



My name is Dawnyelle Santos. Usually, everyone calls me Dawn for short, simply because most people find it difficult to say my first name.

I have lived in the United States all my life. I attended St. Gregory the Great school from kindergarten to 8th grade until 2007 and became a student in St. Francis Preparatory High School until 2011. And all my school years, I have never stopped drawing.
By the time I graduated high school, my parents pushed me to studying nursing as my major. In 2011, I attended Queensborough Community College to pursue it.
I'll admit that I did fairly well, and my parents were proud of me. But keep in mind that I had a lot to live up to whenever it came to not disappointing them and coming from a line of nurses in my entire family tree. However, in despite of all that, I knew deep down that nursing wasn't for me no matter how well I did, even if it was going to support my future financially...
But it always made me realize the same thing: what about my future where I can be happy?

Like everyone else in the world, I have many flaws and fears as much as the next person. So obviously, I'm neither perfect nor fearless~ I'm confident most of the time, but I can also be a little insecure. I don't really talk about it unless I'm really comfortable with the person I'm conversing with. I've had a really troubled past, and I've also been taken advantage of a lot in my life, but at least these experiences made me become a stronger person both inside and out.
Other than that, things have gotten so much better for me since then. Thanks to the people I've befriended over the years and considered the most important in my life, I'm not dwelling on that anymore.