My name is Tomas Lopez this is now my second summer as an apprentice for ALMA.  Since I began working for ALMA I have gained insight into how a working artist can make a career in the arts.  Working with the ALMA summer program has helped me to build social skills and meet other young artists in the city as well as seeing parts of the city I usually wouldn’t.  I look forward to continuing growing as a young artist and hopefully creating a career in the arts for myself.