Growing up in a neighborhood plagued with teen pregnancy and a low graduation rate among high school students, I became motivated and eager to break that cycle by achieving my career goal of becoming a physician.

I was born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn by Nigerian parents who emphasized the importance of staying ahead in school in order to become successful. Motivated by the conversations I had with my parents about their life challenges, I made it my number one priority to seize opportunities in order to bring my goal of becoming a medical doctor to life.

Currently, I attend Brooklyn College where I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Pre-med. My plan is to investigate how social life and behavior impacts the holistic being of a person. I am passionate about the medical field and highly interested in joining a team whose focus is to save and restore lives physically, emotionally, medically and mentally. I am also enrolled in a Reserved Training Corp (ROTC) program affiliated with CUNY where in which in two years, I will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of the United States Army. I’m nervous yet excited about my journey through life.

Despite facing some obstacles, I never cease to remove a bright smile from my face. When it comes to my future, I like to plan for the best and prepare for the worst. I really admire the quote,”If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.” I am proud to say that I am a part of an organization that is enabling me to leave my positive mark in my community and career field.

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