Maya Berlynn Torres is a 17-year-old senior attending East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy.
After graduation, she is expecting to enlist in the U.S. Navy. She wants to be a doctor in the navy and college after completing her service to become a doctor.
Berlynn is choosing to serve in the navy because protecting the citizens of the U.S. is a privilege and not everyone can do it. She became interested in joining the navy at the age of 15; the fact of helping people who are wounded and saving their lives is something she always wanted to do.
She first wanted to be a doctor at the age of 10 because she always been into the medical field.
East L.A. has always been a place where she wanted to get out of and knows she could have always been able to with college, but the navy gives her a chance to do schooling and work at the same time.
She’ll be getting out of East L.A. knowing she’ll be doing something better for herself.