Although like many high school students my life goals are constantly shifting, the focus always seems to stay around scientific research. Over the past few years, I have become very invested in the legitimacy of the Beauty world. I've spent endless hours researching the efficiency of ingredients in makeup and skincare. My ultimate goal is to be somewhere where I am in a position to develop some of these products myself and control what goes into them. I want to approach the industry from a biology and chemistry viewpoint, not just of a typical user. I find myself becoming entrapped in the beliefs surrounding many ingredients, and I want to personally test these claims in my research if possible. I am always an advocate for being well informed of what what you put in/on your body, often ending in many lectures about such with my friends and family. I believe my passion will be able to speak for itself as the beauty industry is constantly expanding and becoming more acceptable. My first goal is for people to be well educated, and this scholarship will take me one step closer. I know the scholarship will be a long-term investment and that I will use it to the fullest of my extent.