I am Nicholas Boria and am currently a Senior at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona. I am enrolled in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program and have focused my studies on biotechnology. I attended and undertook research at the Governor’s School of Math and Science. There, I worked with astronomy director, Dr. Toney Minter, at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, West Virginia studying astronomy. Even when I was younger, there would often be a human anatomy book in my hands. I was simply too curious to not pick them up and read. Reading through them, I was especially attracted to sections covering the brain and neurological function. I learned about a wide range of genetic disorders and became motivated to help those suffering from abnormal brain function. One of my main career goals is to help people. I’m executing this plan by aspiring to be a neurosurgeon. I dream of leading a goal-focused team either in surgery or otherwise treating a patient non-surgically with precision medicine.