Gema Huizar Rios is sophomore at Evergreen High School in Washington, Oregon. Her passion is dance and make-up. For the last 3 years she has danced with “Corazones Alegres,” Latino Network’s ballet folklorico youth program based in Portland, Oregon. Her goal is to become both a professional ballet folklorico dancer and a make-up artist. Her mother, Teresa, is her biggest support. The only girl in her family amongst 5 brothers and stepbrothers, she’s learned to express herself and to be true to her roots and culture.
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