Sepand Alikhani

“Hello, my name is Sepand, I am 14 years old and I live in Brooklyn, New York. I have lived in New York for all my life and I’ve developed a great sense of direction. I am Latvian, Russian, and Iranian. I like to play sports such as Parkour and Soccer/Football. I’ve been drawing maps since I was 4 years old and my maps have kept evolving every year. I make maps inspired by New York City’s grid and of different areas in Brooklyn. I also make maps of different fields I train on and different trains in the city. Some of my maps are inspired by the trains in the city. I chose St. Jude as my charity because kids shouldn’t have to deal with cancer, unable to do the things that everyone else can, like playing sports and even drawing.”