My name is Maria Sieradzan, I am 18 years old and I come from Poland. I live in a countryside outside Warsaw near Konstancin, the well-known spa in my country. I spent my preschool years in Australia. I am a high school student, but I would like to study in Washington. I'm interested in painting, art and music. I love traveling and meeting new people. I participated in the annual youth student exchange program from the Rotary Konstancin-Jeziorna club in 2017-2018 in Taiwan. I volunteered in kindergarten and in a rehabilitation center there. I belonged to the Capital Center for Cultural Education for several years before that. I took part in theater, music and choreography workshops, actor's improvisations and soundtrack recordings in a professional recording studio there. The culmination of the projects is always a performance staged in real Warsaw theaters. I am currently applying for internship / volunteering at the Polish embassy in Washington. ,  I am honored to take part in the Huygens Festival, see you soon. Mary.