Learning About Wildlife for Life

Scholarship Entrant: Thomas from Warrensburg, Missouri
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 I were to make a living doing what I love the most, I would do ecological research. I would start out where I am right now. I’m currently getting my bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology. I’m also an Army ROTC cadet on track to commission as a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Officer. I will spend at least 6 years in the Army, but I will most likely be in for 10 years. During this time I will be studying, assessing, and defending against all the different threats our nation and our armed forces could be presented with, including biological and chemical hazards. After my time in the army, I plan on attending graduate school and getting a master’s in ecology and evolutionary biology. After that, I will be able to start work with a research firm such as: LGL, IERS, or Great Ecology. I would be doing field research for these companies in a variety of fields so that the company can advance information in the field or provide ecological counseling to other companies or governments. This is my dream job: to be out in the field, studying wildlife and learning new things that no one else knows yet. This has a major potential to change the world because, as we learn more about wildlife, we learn how to better protect it.

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