A Little Curious

Scholarship Entrant: Zara from Staten Island, NY
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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“Curiosity killed the cat,” my parents would often tell me as a child. I was a rambunctious kid with a passion for everything. Though my parents grew tired of my never-ending questions and explorations, they never denied me any opportunity to learn. I had so many questions, and I was sure to find my answers.
As I grew older, I recognized that there was more to learning than simply earning good grades. I wanted more. I wanted to work with my hands; I wanted to build. I was fascinated by the cities that were advancing, but they only doubled my curiosities.
I found my answers in architecture. I was no longer surrounded by numbers and equations, but by creativity and expression. I was no longer reprimanded for my curiosities, I was commended. I have a passion for the world around me, for the buildings that have risen out of the ground, for the common structures that most people take for granted. I want my ideas to take shape in the world around me- the world that is constantly changing.

I am now attending the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. I interned at Design Center in Dubai this summer, and next year I will be spending my summer working in London. I hope to work abroad, and take part in as many projects as I can. I plan to use architecture to show the world what I spent my childhood searching for, and show how far curiosity has taken me.

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