Ever since I was 3-years old, I said that I wanted to be a scientist when I grew up. I never have cared about money, prestige or recognition, but even at a very young age I could see that scientists were the people who changed the world. They are the ones who make discoveries that allow our species to accomplish what had seemed impossible. Without science, we would never have gone to the moon, created vaccines, harnessed electricity, or discovered the Universe beyond our little planet. If you want to have a lasting positive impact on the world, then supporting or pursuing science is maybe the best thing you can do.
I'm 25 years old now, and working on completing a Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Sciences. In some ways, I have everything I ever wanted. I just hope that the research I am doing will be able to help people