2017 DYW Quest Teams

Meet the Team, Ages 8 – 11!


Lizbeth Barrios, USA

I am 8 years old.  I love ballet and playing with my dog Rocky.  My favorite subject in school is math.  I also really like to run.  I am a member of the 100-Mile Club in my school.




Doroteja Srhoj, SLOVENIA

My name is Doroteja.
My surname is Srhoj.
I am 10 years old.
I like to draw, swim and eat sushi.
My favourite animals are cat and owl.


Amber Alver, USA

My name is Amber and I am 8 years old. My favorite subject in school is art. I love doing crafts and solving mysteries. When I grow up I want to be a spy.




Trinley Tsering, USA

I am 10 years old.  I like to do circus and aerial arts and dance.  I also like to draw manga, sing and play games.  I love movies by Hayao Miyazaki (in my picture I am dressed for Halloween as San from Princess Monoke).   I like that his movies feature strong girl characters.



Mia Zaric, USA

Mia Zaric a is 9 year old who enjoys dancing, circus arts, climbing trees, building Lego cities and reading. She always questions rules and finds new ways to recreate them.




Uma Zaric, USA

Uma Zaric is an 8 years old who believes in magic and the power of love.  She loves to build structures and cities our of blocks and Legos and she loves to read and sing.




Katie Jennings, USA

Katie is creative director and documentary filmmaker at New Canoe Media, where she works with artists, scientists, elders and educators to make sure their essential stories make it to the screen. A multiple Emmy award-winner, international film festival participant and public television executive producer, she currently works from her independent studio on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. Katie has practiced dreaming and imagery work since 2010.


Meet the Team – Ages 20 – 29!

Lucie Delobel, FRANCE

“I was born in southern France, where I have spent most of my life, with the exception of a few years in the Philippines as a child.  When I was 16, I spent a year in Washington, DC studying at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the Literary Media & Communication department.  Today I live in Ireland, where I am in my third year of studying Earth Sciences, a multidisciplinary program combining geography, geology, environmental science, chemistry, and physics, at Trinity College, Dublin.

In 2014 I received a Dean’s Scholarship for the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab summer program in Rhode Island, USA.  Other than science, one of my keen interests is writing, for which I had an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for the short story category in 2013.  I started horse-riding when I was 4, play the clarinet, took up taekwondo and archery in college, and I have traveled a fair amount around Europe (Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, …) and the world”



Alice is an Australian artist currently based in Berlin. She graduated from the Victorian College of Arts and practises internationally as a dancer, performer, choreographer and writer. Her curiosity about memory, transmission and non-linear temporalities drives her work. She collaborates with others, works collectively and is the author of solo and group processes. Her works are presented at Dancehouse (Keir Choreographic Award), Murray White Room, Uferstudios and Sophiensaele, among others. Alice is a 2016 danceWEB Scholarship recipient at ImPulsTanz, has enjoyed residencies at Zagreba ki plesni centar, Artshouse, was a resident at Lucy Guerin Inc. during 2016 and is an ongoing resident at Kunsthaus KuLe.


Jennifer Sun, USA

“I grew up in NYC and graduated from NYU in 2014 with a B.S. in Biotechnology, minor in Business. I currently live in Brooklyn and work in Technology Consulting but transitioning my career into alternative medicine, food, and wellness. I have a strong interest for the sciences of life. I love cooking, sustainable food/farming, and also love to travel. I have backpacked all over Europe, Asia, Central America – can’t wait for more!”



“I am fascinated by design, whether it be architecture, fine art, or couture; exploring the way individuals uniquely express themselves is very intriguing to me. I was able to explore this while studying art history in Italy. Watching my peers’ creative process throughout this program allowed me to connect to them in a deeper way. The most meaningful way I have been able to connect with myself has been through my personal creativity. My attraction to communicate deeper aspects of myself has brought me into the world of modeling, where I have been working for the last year.  I hope to continue learning about the world while deepening my understanding of others.”



Renée Palkovsky is a recent graduate of Leadership and Management at New York University, and has studied and practiced dream work for the last two years.  She has developed communities in all walks of life, cultivating support and growth for individuals, such as the organization Conscious Contributor, where agents of change unite. Renée is a member of Summit, an organization that hosts unique gatherings and events designed to catalyze entrepreneurship, creative achievement, and global change to create a more joyful world.


Lauren Evanow

Lauren is a successful entrepreneur and innovator, having founded and co-founded several companies, from manufacturing to retail in various industries, including medicine, non toxic environmental products, and land development. She has helped create new technologies (software) in the area of personal transformation with the end goal of integrating those technologies into a whole body health care system. She is currently working to build disruptive technologies in the areas of health, energy and water in order to address the unmet needs of underserved populations globally, and is the founding business advisor for the Consciousness Healing Initiative www.chi.is .

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