Many students at any university brag about knowing exactly what they would be doing with their lives at exactly what age. I, unfortunately, am not one of those people. I came into Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University with an Associate’s degree and absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with that degree. It wasn’t until my encounter with my Microbiology class that I received a glimpse of the possibility of my dream career.
I remember looking at my Microbiology with Diseases textbook enthralled with the world of viruses. The idea that these microscopic agents bring so much havoc into a person’s life attracted me; they are able to invade a person’s body and use the person’s own resources to thrive and spread. I vividly remember…show more content… Both of these volunteer services allowed me to speak with the youth in my community, assist them with their studies, and sharpen their reading skills. Though this may not be a conventional form of volunteer work for someone in the health field, I wanted to do something that I loved immensely. I know a future in Public Health will allow me to continue to do what I love by is taking information and relaying it to the public as a possible Program Organizer and Supervisor.
A few other organizations on campus I decided to join included FAMU’s chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, I used this organization as a way to relate to other women not only on my school’s campus but others in my community. I know maternal and child health is a sub-concentration of Public Health and working with other women helped this aspect of the program come into perspective for me. I also became a part of Active Minds, Inc. as a way to learn more about the way the mind functioned and help bring awareness to mental disorders that plague college campuses across the country. In the Fall semester of 2017 I was also selected to be a Nutrition L.E.A.D.S. Scholar which takes my knowledge of nutritional values and mixed it with a desire to research and service the community around me. As I took the time to research what Public Health entailed I