Maker of History

Scholarship Entrant: Nia from Decatur, 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 Nia: 12

Scientists have always provided explanations for which society as a whole views and understands the world. From the time when man gained the ability to think logically, science has shaped history. It is my dream to become a marine biologist with a concentration in deep sea exploration, because despite the fact that over seventy percent of the world is covered in water, less than five percent of the ocean has been explored. Not only does the ocean regulate the earth’s temperature and drive weather, but it ultimately supports all life on the planet.
In pursuit of my dream I am currently gaining as much knowledge in the field as possible by working under the direction of researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography as well as the Marine Biodiversity sector of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. After graduating from Howard University, it is my goal to earn my PhD studying marine life. Following that, I hope to work for an Institution like Woods Hole, where I can have the freedoms to lead my research through my curiosities. It is this curiosity that led to my fascination with science. Biology specifically involves accumulating knowledge through observations of life that surrounds us. But more importantly, I think, biology can lead to better explanations that can increase awareness and ultimately a better way of living for all inhabitants of earth. I believe my unique personal history will provide a valuable perspective that can contribute to overall understanding and shape history.

Vote for Nia: 12

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