For the longest time, I thought I wanted to be a Doctor-Without-Borders. I had my heart set on the career since 6th grade, but that all changed my junior year of high school. I took a class called Your Gov. Your World which involved varying political topics ranging from the United States amendments to the poverty crisis in Africa. I was completely fascinated. I found myself watching the news, reading newspapers, watching political shows and documentaries. After a little digging, I discovered what I hope to be my future career; a foreign service officer. A foreign service officer’s job is to strengthen the United States relations with other countries. There are five career tracks for future officers to choose from; consular, management, economics, public diplomacy, and political. I want to pursue the political track. It is the political foreign service officer’s job to interpret different countries’ politics and report back to the United States. I will be negotiating with foreign leaders. I will be seeing what the U.S. can do for them, and what they can do for us in return. I will be able to talk to the citizens of the country I am in. I will be able to understand how the citizens feel about their country’s relationship with the United States. Ultimately, I know this is the perfect career choice for me. I will be able to follow my passion and do what I love while traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. I am a great candidate because I am a hard worker and I do not give up. I have moved 12 times in my life. That has taught me how to adapt, how to make friends quickly, talk to people of all kinds of culture.