Ana Maria L. Consuelo, M.D.Isabella Parra

Location: Grayslake, Illinois, USA

Background: I have lived in Lake County, Illinois my whole life, and I am currently a Junior in high school. I hope to attend college in the future but have not decided on a major to date. I have been involved in pageants since 2015. I am currently Miss Kankakee’s Outstanding Teen and I’ll be competing for Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen in June of 2021. I have participated in politics since I was in elementary school. This year, I was able to secure over 1 million dollars in additional funding to enhance the veteran’s crisis line.

Specialty: I am a classical pianist, and I have been playing since I was 3. Music is a very big part of my life, as well as my work with veterans. My platform is Veteran’s Mental Health, and I have volunteered for several veteran’s organizations.

Philosophy: I believe that you should live every day as if it were your last. Don’t live in fear and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Don’t hesitate to roll up your sleeves and work hard. Be kind and live by the Golden Rule. Learn from your mistakes and let your actions reflect your values. Know that one person can create an unlimited amount of positive change. Pay it forward and pay it back.