This coming fall, I will be a senior majoring in Kinesiology at Kansas State University. My short term goals include obtaining a Master’s of Public Health degree from an accredited institution. My long term goals include becoming a Public Health Practitioner to implement services and programs to improve public health with the possibility of earning a doctorate in Public Health. This project is special to me because I believe changing healthy behaviors early on in life will be the most beneficial in creating long term behavioral changes. Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, therefore, promoting healthy behaviors early on will decrease the likelihood of this occurring. In addition, those who are healthier are happier and may benefit the community more than those who are unhealthy. This project will allow me to utilize the skills and knowledge I have gained to go out into the real world and create lasting changes. Growing up, I was involved in cheer, gymnastics, powerlifting, and weightlifting. During high school, I became interested in running and eating healthy so I knew I wanted to choose a career that involved promoting a healthy lifestyle. While attending K-State, I became interested in Public Health. Outside of research, I am interested in continuously expanding my knowledge, surrounding myself with people and opportunities that bring me happiness, volunteering in the Manhattan community and surrounding areas, and serving as a positive role model and leader. I enjoy being outdoors, reading, being physically active, taking care of my plants and herbs, doing yoga, running, lifting weights, baking/cooking, and eating healthy.