Making a Difference

Scholarship Entrant: Fathiya from 4712 54th Street, CA
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 Fathiya: 1

When I was about 12, I thought my dream job was to become a pediatrician because I’ve always loved kids and helping others. If I could earn a living doing what I love most it would be helping an individual and having an impact in their life in some positive way but I learned, as I grew older, that I did not have to be a pediatrician to accomplish that. Public Health allows me to improve the health of others and encourage people to make good healthy life choices. I’m interested in seeing how implementing public health programs into communities and educating them would be beneficial and make a difference. Not only just treating one person, but affecting a whole group of different people in the community. I do have a passion to go to Somalia one day, where my parents are originally from and help. Due to the country going through a long civil war, Somalia has suffered greatly in all aspects of quality of life. We have so many resources in the United States and I’m blessed to live here but many places around the globe are not so fortunate. Vaccine-preventable diseases still remain a major problem for Somalia; I can have an impact by changing that situation. I would like to see a world in the near future where the 6.2 billion people and counting around the world to know how to make smart choices for their future health, because they have been taught how to.

Vote for Fathiya: 1

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