My name is Genesis Mendez i am 19 years young I am your Miss Massachusetts Gaia International 2019. Home of the Boston cream pie. A freshmen at Bunker Hill Community College majoring in science. I come from a small but strong family whom migrated from El Salvador to give themselves and their future children a chance for freedom and the American Dream. As a child I had an extreme passion for anything that had to do with stage, cameras, beauty, acting and modeling. But soon I found my love for animals grew very strong. I started volunteering in community animal shelters including rescuing animals myself and due to that I now have ten pets at home. I’ve traveled the world helping animals big and small in 2018 I was able to go to India and help with elephants and sloth bears. Having been in many pageants in the past i decided this was my platform to advocate and be a voice that brings awareness for helpless animals around the world. I really can’t wait to share more with you ??