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La Salle High’s Eva Saenz Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. 

Eva Saenz

School: La Salle High School

Grade: 11

Unleashed experience: 1st year

Hobbies and activities: Biking, playing the piano and going on late-night drives.

Favorite food: My favorite food is a Costa Rican dish that my mom makes called gallo pinto. It's made using black beans and rice with spices and a special sauce.

Even though I have lived in Yakima for 11 years, my roots started in Portland. A lot of my love for music, art, theater and food developed out of my childhood spent there. This combination of my Latin American heritage and the influence my sister had on me growing up developed me into the rock music-loving foodie I am today.