That notion of ‘being the change’ gets me every time. I have always wanted to jump right in when I hear about issues in my school or community and do what I can to help. Therefore, I would like to earn my living in the fields of public health, political science, or law. I realize that there are many ways to help others. My college experience can help me choose one of these, or some kind of combination, and then serve my community in an awesomely, meaningful way. By obtaining a degree in political science, I can reach out to communities all over the world and help people understand the importance of becoming involved. (Let’s start by voting, okay?) With a degree in public health, I can spread the word about basic health. (Let’s not assume that we all know what is healthy, right?) Eventually, a law degree can enable me to be an advocate. (I will be able to promote legislation!) With any of these degrees, I will help people. (…and who doesn’t need a little help?) I am on my way to American University and will take advantages of the great professors and the fantastic resources in Washington D.C. I joined a community-based research scholars program which is taking a group of students and forming a partnership with community agencies to work together. (Right away!) This fits perfectly in my plans for my next steps toward a career with my continued commitment to ‘be the change’.