Nora Vasconcellos

Name: Nora Vasconcellos

Location: Laguna Niguel, CA

Job: Professional Skateboarder

Fondest Memory: Weekends in the summer as a preteen, driving to Cape Cod to spend the day surfing and lounging on the beach.

Soundtrack: I've been listening to a lot of Beach House, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins lately

Retreat: My bed

Wildest Dream: I feel like I'm living it now, being somewhere where I can skate everyday and am around people who share the same love for skateboarding as I do. I am really looking forward to doing more traveling with friends.

Proudest Moment: I can't remember a single moment, but whenever I fly back to Boston, where I grew up, I feel very happy to have found my home in California. I am very fortunate.

Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge is staying focused, whether I am in a contest or filming. Having the confidence to have no doubts in my ability as a skateboarder. I am learning a lot.

Perfect Day: There are too many scenarios that I could find to be perfect. It would involved my friends, family and a lot of laughs. Preferably accompanied by great food.

Last Purchase: Contact solution

Movie: Step Brothers, Perks of being a Wallflower, and Donnie Darko

Why the Young & Brave Foundation: I have the fondest memories of my childhood, those are the most influential years of anyones life. Childhood cancer is devastating and the Young and Brave does an amazing job helping these kids and their families when they need it the most.