A San Diego high school artist is using her free time during the pandemic to make a little money. She is also donating some of her goods to homeless youth.
Nicole Ma is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy. She is an artist and is passionate about her new business.
During the pandemic, she started her online business selling items on Etsy and on her own website.
Ma has seen a great success in her business, even reaching $25,000 in her highest grossing month.
Over Christmas, she donated pins to homeless youth.
"Your time can be used to do so many different things," Ma said. "And right now I don't even have enough time that I would want to run my business."
Ma is hoping that by sharing her story during this difficult time, she might inspire and encourage other students to find meaningful things to do during the pandemic.