An acquaintance once told me to find a career doing something I love so much that I would do it for free, but to be so good at my career that people would pay me to do it. In college, this advice has been my dogma in working towards my future. My passion is working with animals, and my dream is to work with endangered species. Specifically, I want to work in the field collecting research on their most pertinent needs for a healthy environment. I would then use this information to work with environmental lawyers to protect the elements of the ecosystem that enable endangered species to maintain a population. My dream also includes working with local communities so that the people and animals of an area can coincide. I hope to change the world by protecting endangered animals for future generations in ways that encourage the growth of surrounding communities.
I will focus my studies at Miami University around building skills that will enable me to make my dream a reality. I have taken and will continue to take classes that teach ecology, laboratory skills, statistics, and environmental law. My next goal would be to network and build relationships with protection agencies, researchers, anthropologists, and communities in at-risk ecosystems. Finally, I would use my work and research to create stable environments for both endangered animals and people. It is my dream to inspire people to share in my compassion for the beauty of all wildlife.