JPAC Forensic Scientist

Scholarship Entrant: Tammy from Defiance, Ohio
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 Tammy: 1

I have always dreamed of joining the Military since I was about five years old. Due to health issues I couldn’t fulfill that dream. I was attending a Vietnam Moving Wall Event where I was greeted by a retired General who started JPAC. I immediately knew then that was my calling! JPAC is a group that does research on our wars and missing then goes out to do digs and find them. It is very ceremonial and done with Military Honors just as if it just happened. The remains are then brought to the lab in Hawaii and Forensic Scientists do testing to identify the remains.
I want to help identify the remains they bring back from our previous wars and reunite them with their loved ones. In return,this teaches our children that we never forget and education really does matter. So many children are saying college is too expensive and not worth it. Some are saying Sciences in our schools aren’t worth it. I’m here to say that it is very much worth it! If they had a loved one that was missing in a war I’m very sure they would want them found,identified and returned. There is no way to do that without Science.
This is my love,my way to give back and to be honest I would do it for free! This would be my part to help change the world,show compassion and that education does pay!

Vote for Tammy: 1

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