Mia Aranda is currently a 14-year-old sophomore at Redlands East Valley High School and is the News editor for La Plaza this year. She joined La Plaza because she wanted to improve her writing and photography skills. At REV, Aranda is a part of the JV Track and Field team. Outside of school, she plays the piano and has been a Girl Scout for six years. When Aranda isn’t writing or editing articles, her other hobbies include watching movies, spending time with her family, and making friendship bracelets. After graduating high school, Aranda aspires to attend UCI and eventually become a teacher. Aranda is grateful for everything La Plaza has given her and looks forward to what the publication accomplishes this year and years to come.