My passion for the fascinating world of science can’t be put into words. I chose to major in Biology for many reasons, among them is my love for science and simply the beauty of it. In a world full of science all around us, I felt that it was my duty to be a part of it. I never understood why any of my first-grade classmates didn’t feel the deep, burning passion I felt for science, and at times it confused me. I was excited for every lab assignment, Bill Nye video, and group discussion that we would have. I wanted to know why everything was as it was. These questions would pop into my head every day as I’d imagine the solutions for the answers to my questions.
I remember back in my 5th-grade year, I came home with a Science and Math application from my Science teacher. He believed that I would be a great candidate for the Science and Math Excellence (SAME) Network Program at Rush University Medical Center. I was accepted into the program and have had many AWESOME, mind-blowing experiences. During my first year as a student intern, I was First Aid and CPR certified. With the second year of my internship, I had the great opportunity to work in the Pathologist Department. It was a wonderful experience that I’ll never forget! I was also able to sit in on two surgeries and learn so much about diseases as well as medical terminology.
As a career choice, I am very excited to become a Pediatric Dentist. As a kid, going to the dentist was an exciting thing for me. I loved picking out the flavored toothpaste and stickers when I had an outstanding report. My dentist was always filled with joy and that made me filled with joy too. I can do something I love and I thank God for it.
Destiny Dobbs, St. Angela Grade School, Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago