Hi, my name is Erikka Diaz. I'm 18-years-old and I was born in downtown Manhattan. I'm interested in music. I spend most of my time with my family and friends. I enjoy making them happy and attending parties. My plans for the future are to continue with my education and graduate from college.
I live in the South Bronx. I love the atmosphere even though it has its down sides. I wouldn't change it or anything because it's where I hold my childhood memories. When I was a kid, every summer my neighborhood would have block parties. I would spend most of the time with close friends and family dancing to loud music and eating from musical ice cream trucks. I love the South Bronx.
One interesting fact about me is the fact that I can play guitar and my favorite song to play is "Happy Birthday." Whenever it's one of my loved ones' birthdays I play it for them and they love it. I love my guitar. (October 2009)
My recorder's name is Michelle, because in Spanish my name is Miguelina. My recorder can hear very well from a distance, it can stop and play, and it also brings me bravery. I feel brave when I carry it. It gives me the courage to approach a random person and ask questions.
(Note: Each Rookie named his/her equipment as a way to feel more at ease with the technology.)