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My name is Rhiannan Bates. I came to Uvalde two years ago from South Padre Island, where I lived for
16 years. My educational experience has been an amazing journey that began in the jungles of
Venezuela, led me to the Redwood Forests of Northern California, and then the Texas Gulf Coast. In
high school I was able to live on the 32 foot Wharram Catameran, named Alias, my father built. I have
had the privilege to study Theatre at the University of North Texas and History at the University of Texas
Brownsville. I enjoy camping, traveling, bike riding, playing my mandolin, making jewelry, and spending
time with my Pug Ani.