Purpose and Passion

Scholarship Entrant: Kylie from Kelso, WA
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.
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If faced with the opportunity to live my life engulfed in a career that allows me to follow my dreams doing what I love, that career would undeniably be behavioral neuroscience. I have always been fascinated with the mysteries of the brain, and believe that delving into its complexities and solving these mysteries is the key to gaining much new knowledge regarding the origin of many behavioral disorders, as well as neurologic-based diseases. With this knowledge comes the possibility of finding treatments and cures for these disorders that many people undeservedly suffer from, and this is something I want to be a part of. As a Behavioral Neuroscientist, I will put my skills to work doing research to make life easier for these individuals. I will work toward a goal and will dedicate all of my energy to meeting this goal, in which the ultimate success for me would be to find a cause and even a cure for autism. Growing up with a younger sister with autism spectrum disorder, I have seen the debilitating effect this has on one’s life and am determined to help improve the lives of those born with this disorder. I would also set personal goals for myself along the way to make this dream of mine possible, including maintaining high grades in college, completing graduate school, and obtaining my Ph.D. Hopefully by making my dream a reality, I will be making the dreams of many others come true as well.

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