Ricki Williams

Ricki Williams, a senior at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, is a 2013 graduate of ThreeSixty’s Intermediate Summer Camp. She contributed her first piece on how being constantly plugged-in can affect our daily interactions to ThreeSixty’s “Technology Issue.”

Hometown: Brooklyn Center

Favorite Musician(s): Beyonce and Elle Varner

Favorite Movie(s): Brown Sugar

Favorite places/things to do in the Twin Cities: Walk on the Stone Arch Bridge

If you could interview anyone (living) who would it be? Lisa Jones

What do you like about writing? That I can write and create my own reality. I can tell stories through my own eyes without having to say it aloud. I can just leave all of my feelings on the page.

What issues are important to you? The way that young African Americans feel about themselves today, and America coming together as a country to better future generations.

What is your ideal future career? To work as a photographer for a big business. I would like to come up with their marketing ideas and be able to pursue them myself. I would also like to write books.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? The Bahamas! I love being in tropical areas and I love swimming. The beach makes me happy, so I would love to rent a beach house for a few months and just stay isolated maybe with family and close friends for awhile.

What are your special talents? Dance, photography and volleyball.

What do you do when you’re not at school? Weight training, volleyball training, swimming and hanging out with friends.

What else do you think people should know about you? I don’t like uncomfortable environments. If I can, I try to get to know everyone around me.