Moving Away: A Daunting Experience

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Busolami Akinwumi
Moving away can be a daunting experience, the idea of leaving your family and friends behind and moving to a foreign area can instill fear into the hearts of the masses. From a young age moving has become a significant part of my life. Traveling from one place to another presented many obstacles, which became necessary for me to tackle, each obstacle aided me in my development from childhood to adulthood, a process I was required to go through faster than other children in my age group.

At the age of 6, I moved from Nigeria to the United kingdom. A large amount of the places I lived as a child were predominantly Caucasian, as many things in life it was a blessing and a curse. Although it catalyzed my self-awareness and my
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According to dosomething.org, a campaign in which I am also a part of, claims 1 in 10 students drops out of school because of repeated bullying. I can only wish that there are other people who have also turned these negative situations into opportunities for themselves and i hope to continue advocating for people with no voice.

Along with my drive for justice, I developed an inherent love for forensic science and the idea of solving crimes with scientific methods. My interest mandated me to learn more about forensics and lead to my ambition to become a crime scene investigator and innovate new methods to improve CSI. I want to develop a strong foundation in biology and my skills as a leader.

This is why i am passionate to attend Mary Baldwin college, it is an institution that prides itself on the fact it instills leadership skill into its women. My hopes for the future is to become a leader in today's society and not be tied to any preconceived notions based on my race or gender, which is why I believe that I will advance at Mary Baldwin college and also contribute to my

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