A Modern Day Superhero

Scholarship Entrant: Lauren from Hazelwood, Missouri
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.
Vote for Lauren: 35

If I could make a living doing what I love most, I would be a superhero and solve problems. They’d span from personal problems, legal problems, even humanitarian problems. You might ask me to be specific. What would I do that would encompass all of these fields? I would solve math problems. Math is my passion, and it’s everywhere. That puts me in a position to solve many everyday problems, which could fall into the realms of personal, legal, and even humanitarian problems. There are people that stress because of monetary issues who need help balancing their budget, legal disputes over money, and who figures the cost of supplying and sending vaccinations to third world countries? People who can do math. But I’d love to go so far beyond that.
I’m currently an education major, because I want to spread my super power to everyone. I want to equip everyone with the necessary skills to mathematically solve real-world problems. In short, I’d be exactly what I’m striving to be now: a mathematics educator. And I will change the world by fixing problems, and equipping others to fix their own problems. I wouldn’t simply teach algorithms, but application. My students will grow up to become engineers who design the first affordable hovercraft, perform accounting for major corporations, become doctors who work all around the world helping others, judges who have the ability to weigh all sides of a problem… because I taught them to. And I will have changed the world.

Vote for Lauren: 35

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