Editorial Board Spotlight September 2018
"I have visited countries where many children don't have the opportunities to get the basic education. Equality needs to be established beyond skin colors and social status."
"Actions in Spotlight gives me the chance to use art to spread important messages and have my art seen by many others."
Newport Coast, California
I am Christina Zhao, and I am a sophomore in Los Angeles. I am really passionate about drawing and painting. I have received awards for multiple pieces from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Additionally, I also enjoy playing golf.
What does Actions in Spotlight mean to you, and why is it important for you to promote the sustainable development goals?
Actions in Spotlight means a lot to me. It is a great platform to spread concepts that are usually unfamiliar to students. Although the goals were created in 2015, I honestly was not aware of them until I became involved with Actions in Spotlight. I am sure there are still many people who are not aware of the goals. It is important to promote them, so we can work towards a better world together.
What has been your favorite submission so far? What was it about and what was the story behind your work?
My favorite piece so far was a watercolor painting I drew for the fourth goal, which was to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. I have visited countries where many children don't have the opportunities to get the basic education. Equality needs to be established beyond skin colors and the social status.
What are your goals for the future? How do you think Actions in Spotlight plays into these goals?
My goal for the future is to continue pursuing my passion in art. Actions in Spotlight gives me the chance to use art to spread important messages and have my art seen by many others. I really hope that I could use my art to inspire others and promote the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.