A Whole New World

Scholarship Entrant: Jessica from Coral Springs, FL
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 Jessica: 25

Jessica Carter, Museum Director of Immersive Virtual Archaeology Environments (aka the dream job for the future me). Not only am I an artist with a passion for ancient civilizations, art, and languages, I’m also fascinated by the dimension of time and human evolution. So what better job could I hope for than directing an immersive virtual environment where museum patrons could travel back in time to explore ancient civilizations and the evolution of world-changing cultures?
Immersive virtual environments (IVEs) are the wave of the future, giving users hands-on experience in hard-to-access places without ever leaving the IVE, and I’m ready to dive in. With a double major in Art and Archaeology, unique educational opportunities to study and learn in IVEs, and a secured scholarship to study abroad, I’ll be in a perfect position after graduation to land my dream job and begin helping every day people discover whole new worlds—literally. Not only will these experiences be life changing for patrons, they’ll be world changing by giving not just archaeologists, but the entire world an opportunity to immerse itself in and learn from cultures and societies that existed thousands of years ago. Absent the discovery of time travel (which I’m not ruling out), what more could I ask for?

Vote for Jessica: 25

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