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Abigail Jenkins

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Bio

Hi! My goal is to major in zoology/animal studies and/or film. Depending on my major and what field I choose to pursue a degree in, I want to either work directly with animals, focusing on husbandry and conservation; or work as a cinematographer or director. I love both of these career paths and I enjoy both science and the creative process. I have strong experience working with animals and I will also be creating short films over the summer. I am chronically ill, which has impacted my life in so many different ways. I am the founder and president of Abby's Hope Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals and families with chronic illnesses and disabilities. I attend online school at Christa McAuliffe Arts and Sciences Academy. I am also a National Honor Society member and a member of many school clubs. I highly value my grades and I want to do very well in school while also challenging myself academically.

Education

Christa Mcauliffe Art Science

High School
2019 - 2023
  • GPA:
    3.9

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Anthrozoology
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Motion Pictures and Film

    • Dream career goals:

      Cinematographer/Director

    • Seasonal Hire

      Test Products International
      2018 – Present6 years
    • Stablehand

      Marianna Stables
      2021 – Present3 years

    Sports

    Artistic Gymnastics

    Club
    2008 – 201810 years

    Awards

    • 1st place Uneven Bars Rose City Challenge 2018,
    • 1st place Oregon State All-Around Champion 2017,
    • 1st place Uneven Bars, Floors, Beam, and All-Around Mac Open 2017

    Research

    • n/a

      Present

    Arts

    • NYU Yellowbrick

      Film and TV
      2022 – Present
    • The Mighty

      Published Article
      Living a Meaningful Life Beyond Challenges as a Young Person With Chronic Illness
      2021 – 2021
    • Abby's Hope Project

      Illustration
      2019 – 2020

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Cupid's Crew — Created Valentine's Day cards for seniors at a local live-in facility.
      2022 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      Abby's Hope Project — President and Founder
      2019 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy