Wildlife is my passion. As a child, I had a rather odd hobby- I loved going to my local nature center and catching frogs and snakes. At the time I just wanted to be like Steve Irwin, whom I watched on TV every morning in elementary school, but now, my life goal is to make valuable contributions to saving Earth. I hope to do so either through conservation or lab work. Because I have always loved herpetology (study of reptiles/amphibians), I would love to work either as a wildlife conservationist so I can help the animals I love, or work in a venom lab and research medical properties of snake venom. I want an exciting and impactful occupation, which is why I would make an excellent candidate for this "Be Bold" scholarship. What I am looking forward to most in college is discovering, learning, and exploring, but many colleges with the major I want are out-of-state. Anything extra in my wallet that will support my ambitions would help immensly.