Innovation Studios Spotlight: Arissa Contino

Innovation Studios is a hybrid learning program designed to align passion with purpose. Through a combination of personalized projects, online learning, and site-based classes, learners have the opportunity to build an education unique to them. In the Innovation Studios Spotlight, we will identify a new learner each week to introduce them, and explain their “why” behind the what of Innovation Studios.

Name: Arissa Contino

Age: 14

Years in Innovation Studios: Two

About Me: My favorite color is baby blue because it provides a sense of calm. I love makeup because of the artistry behind it. My favorite shoe style is anything by Vans because I am drawn to the designs. I love fashion because of the freedom it provides and as a platform for self-expression. My favorite food is my grandma’s Greek spaghetti because of the way she makes it. When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my mom.

Passion: Makeup

My Why: I wanted to be in Innovation Studios because it allows me to have a structured independence that is best suited for my style of learning. For me, it’s very important to have the ability to work at my own pace to help keep my emotional balance regulated and because it allows me to connect my passion with my purpose.