Senior Spotlight: Ksenia Medvedeva

Name, age, grade, city of residence

Ksenia Medvedeva, 18, 12th grade, Morgan Hill

Grade you started at MMS

Sixth grade

What inspires you?

Music and seeing the change that I want to see in the world inspires me.

What is your favorite subject in school, and why?

I really enjoy any science-related class. I am very interested in science and there’s a lot to be discovered, which is a reason I love it so much.

If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Climate change; it’s a very prominent issue and is something we need to address as soon as possible.

What is your dream job and why?

I really want to be an anesthesiologist or anything in the medical field because it is the most direct way to help people. That’s why I want to go into medicine.

What are your three favorite things? 

  • Music
  • Art
  • Hanging out with friends

Favorite book:

“Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger

What do you want to do after high school?

I’m going to go to the University of California, Davis  and then medical school, but this could change. I definitely want to keep my options open.

Something that makes you smile:

My friends, as of right now.

A favorite MMS memory – and why?

Tembisa in South Africa, our performance day. It felt like a really rare moment where we felt united with everyone. It was  heartwarming to see us and strangers come together and create something beautiful.

Who inspires you and why?

Bill Nye, because he is super cool and does what he wants. When I was growing up I looked up to him  and he has inspired my love of science.


Alumna Indigo Kelly (’18) interviewed Ksenia for this spotlight feature.