Profile: Julyanna Strives To Explore, Dream, Discover

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Julyanna Schreider, 16, doesn’t want to live her life regretting what she could have done. Her dream is to keep running her mother’s modeling business.

She is adventurous and outgoing.

Her favorite quote is from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Schreider said she wants to be like her mother. She wants to see where life takes her, and she wants to take full ownership of her own responsibilities.

She moved from Brazil to Hartford at age 14 when her family sought better opportunities.

Her mother, Grace Schreider, has the modeling agency, and her father, Wellington Passos, is a lawyer.

Schreider is an only child who attends the Journalism and Media Academy, where students have many internship opportunities.

Her goal is to attend New York University and have a career in business. She said attending JMA will help her in pursuing a business career.

Schreider earned a medal in a poetry contest and is an honor student. She enjoys literature and photography.

When asked where she saw herself 10 years from now, she said, “Making every second count.”

Terrell Saunders is a junior at Achievement First Amistad High School, New Haven.

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