Psychology has always been a great passion of mine, and after taking several courses as a college freshman and sophomore, it was coincidentally an Education course which elucidated the individual I wanted to become. This course reminded me of the vulnerabilities that children in the elementary and middle-school classroom face, and the support they require day-to-day. I instantly reflected back on my experience and how desperately I wanted my voice to be heard by someone who truly cared. As an only child who immigrated to the United States at the mere age of five, I found myself floundering in my preteen and even adolescent years, navigating the awkward labyrinths of socializing, education, and emotions. My parents held on tight to their old world beliefs, while I was distressed, trying to fit in with new cultural standards. Young children are incredibly impressionable and those formidable years color future experiences, and mold the personalities that come through later in life. I hope to become a counselor for children at this cornerstone of life; stand as the support system, resource, and cheerleader for them to reach out to, vent to, and ultimately learn from, the necessary tools in order to succeed. As someone who was bereft of the sustenance provided by a youth counselor, I know it is my duty to serve as leader who works toward a brighter and happier future for the children of tomorrow, where each child can find support in others and live to fulfill their greatest potential.