Learning to love the ocean

Scholarship Entrant: Estrella from Corpus Christi, Texas
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 Estrella: 7

As a child I grew up close to the beach and learned to appreciate how something so simple as water could sustain such diversity of wildlife creating an exquisite an unique environmental realm. Though I soon learned the harsh reality that humans deemed the ocean as the world’s wastebasket and their harmful ways have caused terrible consequences that have put in danger not only the ocean’s ecosystem, but our own as well. That was the moment I decided that I wanted to become a Marine Biologist not only to learn more about the enigma that is the ocean, but to show others what the ocean has to offer. What I would like to do in the future is like many other marine biologists is to start organizations that would spread the word, fund scientific research, and yes even help humans with problems such as hunger. I would do this by rallying at conventions gathering followers to spread information about how coral reefs contain many benefits in the areas of medicine and coastal protection and publishing scientific articles about the benefits of establishing sustainable fisheries in third world countries to help stabilize the economy. All of this would become a reality for me if I get an education and persevere in a world that doesn’t seem to appreciate the ocean. I am grateful that the thing I love doing most in the world can be my career and become the footprint I want to leave in this world.

Vote for Estrella: 7

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