Global Health for Animals and Humanity

Scholarship Entrant: Carolyn from Salinas, CA
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 Carolyn: 23

As soon as I was old enough to express my imagination I told everyone that I was going to grow up to be…a dog. Well if I couldn’t be a dog I determined the next best thing was to be a veterinarian.
As a C-average high school student, I did not believe I had the smarts to complete 7 years of study to become a veterinarian. I became interested in travel, so I worked in hospitality and nannied my way around the world for a year or two after high school. Upon my return home to Brisbane Australia, I entered a nursing program and, to my delight, graduated with top marks. I loved having skills and opportunities that lent themselves to improving the health and well-being of others.
A few years on I am living in California where my nursing license is, unfortunately, non-transferable. However, this has given me the opportunity to pursue my dream. With the confidence I gained in nursing school and the interest in human health, I now have a ten year plan to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a certificate in Global Animal Health.
It would bring me great pleasure to use my skills as a veterinarian, not only to improve animal health, but to educate others and enhance animal care in underdeveloped and disadvantaged communities with the greater goal of improving human health and disease prevention world-wide.
I am ecstatic about my future and hope you see the value in my pursuit also.

Vote for Carolyn: 23

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