I attend Rutgers University where I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Genetics with a minor in Evolution. My coursework has strengthened my desire to obtain a PhD in Genetics and conduct congenital abnormalities research. My parents sacrificed to move our family to the United States from Nicaragua to ensure that my siblings and I had opportunities to make a better life for ourselves. Due to their hard work, I find it a duty to succeed in the science field and partake in numerous activities such as volunteering at Jersey Shore Medical Hospital and participating in civic organizations. Volunteering nd my extracurricular activities helps to mold me into a well-rounded individual outside the classroom, and gives me a chance to give back to my community.