Monique Varela is a 14-year-old Freshman attending Citrus Valley High School and is a staff writer for Ethic. Varela joined journalism to heighten her writing skills and because she already enjoyed writing. Varela plans to go to the University of California Berkeley and major in Psychology. Varela plans on writing about politics as well as mental health for the publication. Varela strives to get straight A’s, stay on top of classes, and join extracurriculars.