If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would be out in the field every day, researching and working to preserve wild animal populations, and sharing my passion for them with others. One day, I hope the work that I will be doing will inspire others to take a stand, to fight to protect our wildlife, so that future generations will be able to appreciate and enjoy as I do. Our inaction can be as consequential as our actions, and if we choose to do nothing in the fight to protect wildlife, we may soon live in a drastically changed world, and we will no longer be able to see elk, wolves, bears, and many other animals that are not just amazing creatures to see, but are also a crucial part of the ecosystem. And that is exactly what I am working towards today as a wildlife and fisheries major. In order to achieve my dream, I have set high goals for myself: to always put my best work forward, both in and outside of class, and get good grades. To gradate with degrees in wildlife biology and fisheries biology in 2015 and then go onto graduate school. I know my chosen career path will be a lot of work, but if I can even manage to make a small fraction of my dream a reality, to have some impact on protecting our wildlife, every second will have all been worth it.