Rianna Patterson's O or 24-hour day plan, with her daily activities along the rim and her photo in the center.

Day in the Life: Rianna Patterson, Queen’s Young Leader and Mental Health Advocate

Isa Rector Activist, Mental Health Advocate

Day in the Life: Rianna Patterson, 23-Year-Old Queen’s Young Leader Award Winner and Mental Health Advocate Rianna Patterson is a social activist and mental health advocate who established the Dominica Dementia Foundation at the age of 18, in memory of her grandfather who passed away from dementia in Dominica. The Foundation aims to provide support to families and care homes affected by …

Day in the Life: Robert Marchand, Centenarian Cyclist

Owaves Team Cyclist

Day in the Life: Robert Marchand Written by Calo Huang, Owaves Community Developer What is it like to be a centenarian? To Robert Marchand, it means being able to ride a bike with style and compete for world records. Born on November 26, 1911, in Amiens, France, Robert Marchand is one of the world’s most astonishing cyclists. In February 2012, the then …

Kamala Harris' O or Day Plan

Day in the Life: Kamala Harris

Owaves Team Politician

Day in the Life: Kamala Harris A Historical Moment Saturday, November 7th 2020 will be cast as a monumental point in time. On this day, we learned that Kamala Harris will go on in history to become the very first female Vice President. Women like me, of all ages across the country, were anticipatedly watching the election, waiting to see what the …

Matin Nazari

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari

Owaves Team Boxer, Photographer, Weight Lifter

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari   Introducing Matin Nazari, the Director of Community Development here at Owaves! Matin lives in San Diego and loves learning about health and medicine and spending time outdoors! He aspires to live a healthy life by staying active, eating well-balanced meals, and adhering to a proper sleep schedule. In order to nurture his mind and body, Matin …

Mikaela Horvath's O

Day in the Life: Mikaela Horvath

Owaves Team Dancer

Day in the Life: Mikaela Horvath   Meet Mikaela Horvath, a Senior Community Developer at Owaves! Mikaela has lived in San Diego, California all of her life. Back in spring 2018, during her last semester of college, she was an intern at Owaves before graduating from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Studies! Mikaela is enthusiastic about combining …

Day in the Life: Ava DuVernay

Owaves Team Activist, Filmmaker

Day in the Life: Ava DuVernay As a filmmaker, Ava DuVernay has brought attention to extremely important racial and social issues in America. Many of her films, like 13th and Selma, showcase the struggles that Black people have faced since the times of slavery. Media is a form of activism. DuVernay has used her platform and her storytelling skills to educate others …

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson The prison industrial complex is one of the most prevalent forms of institutional racism.  One incredible lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, has tackled this issue since the 1980s. Despite Black people only making up 12.1% of America’s population, they constitute 34% of America’s prison population. His work has exonerated several innocent Black individuals unjustly incarcerated by the justice …

Day in the Life: John Lewis

Owaves Team Activist, Author

Day in the Life: John Lewis I remember walking into the church in Atlanta, Georgia where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of equality and empowerment. MLK Jr. was supported by several activists and leaders in the Black community. One of these activists was the incredibly inspiring John Lewis. Much to our dismay, John Lewis passed away on July 17, 2020 …

Lauren Serpico

Day in the Life: Lauren Serpico

Owaves Team Entrepreneur, Student

Day in the Life: Lauren Serpico Meet Lauren Serpico, a Senior Community Developer at Owaves! Originally from New York, Lauren moved across the country to San Diego, where she currently lives. She describes herself as a digital nomad, juggling her time amongst working at Owaves, running her Instagram fitness account @holyhiit.fit, and offering (now virtual) personal training lessons. As an advocate of mind, …

Serene Issa

Day in the Life: Serene Issa

Owaves Team Student

A Day in the Life: Serene Issa Meet Serene Issa, a Community Developer at Owaves! Serene will be a senior at the University of California, San Diego this fall and is studying Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience. She has lived in a few different places growing up, being born in Arizona and then moving across the world to Abu Dhabi, UAE where she spent …