Protecting the Wild

Scholarship Entrant: Shauna from Columbus, GA
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 Shauna: 2

If I could making a living doing what I love I wouldn’t be indoors much! I probably wouldn’t make a million dollars but I wouldn’t need a lot in the remote back woods. What I love most is protecting the wild and as a backwoods national park ranger, I would be doing just that. I would be making an amazing difference in the world by protecting land set aside for preservation and educating the public on the importance of environmental conservation. I started this journey towards my dream career twelve years ago. I enrolled in college and declared my major as biology. Six years later I had an incredible opportunity to work for a concession within a National Park. I took the job 3000 miles away from everything I knew and drove from Florida to Montana. I started the summer as a housekeeper in the hotel, did maintenance work and finally completed the season as a guest photographer and concierge. As the concierge I worked closely with the interpretive park rangers stationed in and around the hotel. Working hand in hand with those in my desired field gave me new insight as to how to break into my dream job. My first goal is to complete two final classes for my bachelors. I plan on applying with my bachelors to various national and state parks. My long term goal is to continue my education in the field of environmental science and work as a park ranger.

Vote for Shauna: 2

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