My name is Jamie Peterson and I’m a transfer student to CSU Long Beach and I am currently a senior. I am currently working on my B.F.A. in Illustration and Biomedical Art Certificate at California State University of Long Beach. Before CSU Long Beach, I attended Palomar College in San Marcos, California where I received Associate in Arts Degree in Illustration and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. After completing my BFA in Illustration at CSU Long Beach, I plan on continuing my education by attending Graduate School to achieve my goal of an MFA in Illustration or in Biomedical and Scientific Illustration. What excites me about my career choice in Biomedical Illustration is the mixing the fine arts of illustration with medical sciences. I would be working side by side with doctors, hospitals, and medical companies to help express medical information to the masses through illustrations for textbooks, animations, and learning programs. My main career goal is becoming a college professor teaching Illustration and Biomedical Illustration while also taking on freelance work. I wish to work as a professor because I want to pass on the excitement and the possibilities that illustration can offer to the art world, as well as support the arts and mentor students. I have been the only person supporting my goal of education and it can get tough, especially living on my own now. I am the first person in my family to achieve anything college degrees, let alone a Master’s Degree.