Since I was fifteen I have always been drawn to answering important questions, engaging in meaningful discussions, and touching lives in intentional and personal ways. My favourite thing to do is disciple; engage in authentic conversations about life, relationships, and Jesus through a mixture of counseling, mentoring, and teaching. I have been intrigued by philosophy and theology since high school. Since then I did my undergraduate degree at Summit Pacific College, close to where I live so that I could help my family build our new house, while preparing to impact my world for Christ. At Summit, I earned a BA in Religion, with a major in Biblical Theology. In this major I took exegetical coursework, first year Hebrew and Greek, and was prepared for Graduate studies with a thesis course.
I have not had much interest in politics until recently. Before last year, I did not care for anything related to politics; I thought that it was all boring and had little to no affect on me on a personal level. I am more interested in politics nowadays. I know better now that it does affect me and I should care about it. I had learned about the concepts of political socialization, party identification, political tolerance, political trust, political efficacy in government class and how they affect my political beliefs. My personal political belief has been shaped into what it is today and is still being shaped because of those six concepts.
All during my middle to late teenage years I was involved in the politics of our city. My hometown was small, so there were many opportunities for youth to participate in events. From attending city council meetings that were held twice a month, I learned how I could actually become involved in the legislation process. By getting involved, I, along with some other members of the town, were able to pass a local ordinance, and I was also involved in the process of passing Utah Senate Bill 60, which became a law in March of 2015. Getting involved in the law making process taught me not just about the actual process of passing a law, but also about how normal citizens can and should take part of the legislative process. It also contributed to my desire to continue working with government and the
Despite my enrollment on Blinn TEAM, I took advantage of many opportunities that otherwise only those who are fully enrolled at Texas A&M would take. I am a member of the Corps of Cadets, a New Student Conference Orientation Leader, and a student worker on the Texas A&M campus. All of these experiences have exposed me to lessons, hardships, and joys that I do not regret going through for a single second.
Growing up in a small fishing town afforded me the opportunity to see water in a far different perspective than most. Our waterways acted as food source and livelihood while providing a venue for recreation and aesthetic enjoyment. Because of this, a deep respect for water and environment gripped me at an early age. My fascination with water continued to flourish as I grew and watched my hometown battle both natural and man-made disasters. I actively participated in coastal recovery efforts after many hurricanes and even the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Truly sobering moments come when one is standing center-stage of a disaster realizing how something as seemingly endless as water becomes so quickly scarce. These firsthand experiences piqued my initial interest in water resources and conservation sparking many questions about spatio-temporal patterns in the realm of ecosystem services. These personal factors were a major influence on my decision to apply for enrollment in the Earth Sciences Department at the
Paul Loeb is the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times. In 2008 Loeb founded the Campus Election Engagement Project, a national nonpartisan student engagement effort that helped 500 colleges and universities engage their students in the election. Paul Rogat Loeb has spent thirty-five years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment. This book, more so a handbook, enables anyone who desires to make a change in the environment around them, leading them to get involved in larger communities. The book acknowledges that “it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to become
Two of my long-range goals are to spread the joy of playing music and to make a difference in this world through research and development of environment-friendly technology. Continuance of my education in music is essential for me to become more proficient as a musician, and through this journey I will have more opportunities to share the joy I experience through music. Likewise, academic training in a STEM field, specifically engineering, will allow me to move in the direction of developing technology that will sustain the environment for future generations as well as harness renewable energy thus minimizing our negative footprint on Earth.
To begin as far as political experience goes, I have done my best to partake in nearly every aspect of the political process. This journey began with involvement in State politics as I interned for Greg Abbott campaign during his 2014 bid for the Texas Governorship. In this role, I learned the art of canvassing, and phone banking as I always exceeded the minimum contact quota for the week.
George Mason University has augmented my passion for marine mammal conservation studies during my time completing my undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Environmental and Conservation Biology. Thus far, I have completed a variety of classes directly related to the field of study that I want to pursue for my professional career beyond this university. These classes include Marine Conservation, Environmental Communication, Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, and Animal Communication and Social Behavior. For all these concentrated classes I have received a grade of an A. I value the undergraduate education that George Mason University has supplied me with and therefore wish to pursue a higher degree at George Mason University.
I always have enjoyed learning Mathematics and have been fascinated by Business. This interest has led me to pursue my future study and career in the field of Business Analytics. At this stage, I am filled with genuine pleasure and profound optimism to submit this personal statement in support of my application for continuing my education at George Washington University.
Leading the Global Awareness Club during this time, our topics focused heavily on the election. An avid social activist at heart; I was keenly aware of the political process impact on society, but was more prone to all things international. While I nurtured a passion for politics, especially for our club discussion; the possibility of venturing into the field was fantastical. Why? Representation and examples. There is a homogenous demographic in Congress, so why risk a career to venture into a field that was notorious for glass ceilings and covert
Growing up, I was surrounded by a constant stream of information and discussion about current events. My father is a lawyer and is actively involved in the political community. The constant talk of government and community activism in my home had a major contribution on how I started to plan my future endeavors. The desire
As I have grown up, I have tried to be as perceptive of my environment as I can. One of the things I have picked up on is that people are quick to complain about any and all of their elected officials, but never attempt to become more involved or even vote out the parties that offended them so. It is because of instances such as these that I feel compelled to take a more active role in my government. I started the college search process a little less than a year ago, and in doing so had to refine my aspirations so that I could find a place that could help me accomplish my dreams. I, at first, was entirely unsure about what I wanted to do in life. Yet, in considering how much I believe in political activism and being responsible in civic duty, I realized that perhaps the only path for me is politics. To be successful in the political world, nothing is more helpful than a law degree. It was the same mentality laid out in this clause that led me to the decision to pursue law and
I am writing to express my interest in serving as a course developer for the College of Health and Human Services at Penn State. I have been developing and teaching courses online since 2005 and have held academic appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Wayne State University and Virginia Tech. University. I am certified in instructional design through Indiana University and my areas of specialization are social psychology, human development, health and wellness and multi-cultural education.
Serving as further motivation, I continued pursuing this desire by trying to understand everything I could about the realm of politics and government. I interned for Nancy Pelosi to get started and to learn more about the impact of politicians on the community. Despite the negative notions surrounding them, I learned that they give people hope and a way to reach ears in Washington, D.C. Constituents constantly wrote, emailed, and called in, fighting to be heard and to petition change. It was up to the politicians themselves to make a difference, but the