Growing up, my grandmother taught me great life lessons of passion, kindness and ambition. I remember an incident when we were sleeping one night. I could hear a loud voice calling for her from afar. I awoke, grabbed the flashlight and followed my grandmother. My job was to hold the lamp for her and escort her as we walked to the house of the pregnant woman about to give birth. I was only 8 years old. These events happened all the time so I already knew what to do. It was then that I came to learn that there is no joy greater than being able to render care to people in their time of need. When I would play with my friends in the field and someone was injured, I was the one they called for help. With joy and willingness I would run back to my grandmother’s house, gather the first aid kit, run back and administer care to my friend. I gained the necessary experience from watching my grandmother. Exposure at such a young age made me develop interest in healthcare and science. This interest I carried into my high school education in the United Kingdom where I spent the last few years of my secondary education.
My major is biochemistry and cell biology. As discussed my interest was piqued through my exposure as a child. I became interested in the chemical processes of living matter, more importantly, health issues. In college, I gained exposure through scientific experiments and research. To my amazement, I actually enjoyed the research aspect. During chemistry lab work, I would complete my experiments while following the procedure without any issues. Chemistry has been my favorite subject, I excel in lab. In the future I would like to participate in cancer research. My grandmother died of cancer so I would be paying homage to her by utilizing science and research to tackle the disease that took her life.
During the summer of 2014 I participated in the Bridges to Baccalaureate Research Program at California State University, Long beach. The experience was great and