How/why did you choose your major? I chose a biology major because I always enjoyed science classes in high school, especially anatomy, which was a key factor in my decision to enter a health related field. A biology major following a pre-health track allows me to build a career helping others, while still incorporating my love of science.
Why did you apply to ZF? What drew you to this organization? I heard about ZF through my high school guidance counselor and was drawn to the foundation after learning more about the strong sense of community and mentorship involved.
What is your relationship with your ZF coach like? Karen has been a great mentor for me throughout this process. Besides helping figure out the financial side of college, she shared helpful advice for transitioning into school, as well as setting myself up for success in the future. She has opened my eyes to new perspectives and is always willing to answer any questions I may have.
What hobbies/extracurriculars do you have? I love playing tennis! I started a few years ago on my high school team and will definitely keep playing for fun when in college. My favorite part about tennis is the fast pace of the game and working together with my teammate in doubles. I also enjoy drawing and painting. My love for art grew during high school when I took three different art classes that helped me discover how much I liked to create.
Tell us about some of your career aspirations! I am not fully decided yet, but my goal is to become either an Occupational Therapist or a Dietitian. Both of these interest me because they are in the health field and allow me to make a positive impact in the lives of others. I hope to work with kids no matter which career I end up pursuing.