Xela enjoys reading, swimming, dancing, acting, singing, drawing, and climbing trees. She was recently a member of the PJ Our Way National Design Content Team. She assists with classes for young dancers at a local dance studio, and this summer she is a junior lifeguard and assistant water safety instructor through the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department.
For her mitzvah project, she is raising money for Idea Global through the sale of bracelets woven in Antigua, Guatemala. Idea Global supports mothers and children in Guatemala by educating them about healthy physical and emotional development from birth through age 6. The organization also provides leadership opportunities for local women and a community group for support. So far, she has raised enough money to sponsor two mother-children groups for an entire year.