Esmeralda Nieto-Carvajal is currently attending East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy on the Torres Campus. Esmeralda played basketball for a year at Wabash Park. During her junior year she joined volleyball at her school team playing the positon libero. After the volleyball season was over she joined club volleyball at East Los Angeles College. Esmeralda enjoys her free time reading books about anything like mysteries, romance and fiction. Being outdoors in nature is her favorite place to be for instance Angeles National Forest is a spot where she likes to hike. In addition she loves a challenge, the feel of the adrenaline rush like jumping off high cliffs and hiking steep and high mountains.
In fact Esmeralda will be the first in her family to go to college. As one who pushes herself for a brighter future, she has high expectations for herself so she does her best in school. Although she doesn’t only do it for herself but for her mother who plays both roles as a parent and gave up so much for her children. Her mother has been an inspiration and motivation to her because she is a hard working independent woman. In essence she has always been intrigued with anything having to do with criminology or law. She is currently training at the East La United States Marine Corps station where she does physical training pushing her past her limits. Her long term goals are to serve four years in the United States Marine Corps but concurrently go to college the to get her AA degree in Administration of Justice She wants be able to help people and hope to one day make a difference. After completing her four years in the Marines she plans to become an FBI agent. She hopes to one day put criminals behind bars to help families find peace.