My dad once told me, “once you find your passion, your whole world will change.” I spent years of my life searching for that passion, trying every club in school, learning every sport, researching every career in existence. It wasn’t until I went on my seventh grade class class trip to Costa Rica, that I realized that my dad was right; my world was about to change.
On the trip I was exposed to all sorts of reptiles. I was around poisonous frogs, lizards, and snakes, but I didn’t care, I was way too fascinated. Soon after, I became interested in the careers I could pursue with reptiles. My search to find a dream career ended when I learned about herpetology (study of reptiles). I found job opportunities for herpetologist at places such as, zoos, museums, veterinarian clinics, and wildlife managements. The one the stood out the most was the job opportunity at zoos. I want to take my love of reptiles to the next level. I dream of being a women in science, some one who isn’t afraid of reptiles. Most importantly, I want to learn more about these type of animals. I’m meant for big things; I know I am.
Winning this scholarship would mean that I would be one step closer to the future that is so close to my heart. It would make a higher education possible. This scholarship means that I can, and will, make a difference in my future with reptiles.