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Breanna Sisler

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Bio

I’m very passionate about global health and sustainability. I love to advocate for Mental health and protecting LGBTQ youth. I have 11 siblings, so I am slowly trying to make my own space in the world.

Education

Glass City Academy

High School
2021 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Social Work
    • Social Sciences, General
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Mental Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Social Worker

      Arts

      • L Hollingsworth School for the Talented and Gifted

        Dance
        2019 – 2020

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        East Toledo family center — Cleaner
        2018 – 2018

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Politics

      Volunteering

      Shays Scholarship
      What motivated me to pursue a higher education was living in a lower income household with 8 children and struggling to create our own spaces. I care deeply about saving our oceans because there are animals who are suffering due to our negligence. The ocean s are a huge part of the world, and there are species amongst them that need protection or else they may go extinct. Avoiding items that may have micro beads, glitter, etc can help prevent so much water pollution. These thin plastics are hard to filter out of water when there are cleaning teams with nets as the plastics aren’t big enough to be caught. I plan on using my degree to become a marine biologist or conservation scientist to focus primarily on preserving and improving our environment and specifically our oceans. I want to work to clean up the plastics in our oceans, and to protect our animals habitats. Marine conservation resonates specifically with me as it combines my two most passionate interests, environmental and animal conversation. I will learn how to strategically manage the oceans resources sustainably to avoid habitat destruction, species depletion, and pollution. I'm interested in researching microplastics and their impact on the marine food chain. By understanding their pathways and effects, we can develop better filtration technologies and wastewater treatment solutions. Additionally, I'm passionate about advocating for policies that encourage sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Habitat protection is another crucial aspect of marine conservation. I envision myself studying the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems and working on strategies for restoration and sustainable fishing practices. At the current rate, plastic is expected to outweigh the ocean by time 2050. That gives us less than 30 years to reduce our pollution levels. Year after year, our animals are strangled by our plastics. Roughly 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone. 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled and suffocated in plastic almost yearly. Not only are the animals endangered, the plastics give off chemical pollution. Almost all plastics are made of plant warming fuels such as oil, gas, and even coal. The plastic sits in our water and the heat expands the plastic allowing it to give off the toxins. Plastics also create microplastics whilst sitting in our water. This poisons ground water and causes health issues due to the carcinogenic chemicals of it. The chemicals intervene with the body’s endocrine system causing reproduction, development, and immune disorders within humans and wildlife. Plastic in the oceans may also interfere with the ocean's capacity to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, creating another pathway through which plastic pollution contributes to and accelerates climate change. Ultimately, i’m passionate about this career because saving our oceans requires a collective and passionate effort. While I'm committed to contributing through my studies and future career, everyone can contribute. Supporting organizations that are working on ocean conservation, reducing our own plastic consumption by using plastic alternatives, and spreading awareness are all vital steps towards a healthier ocean.
      Biff McGhee Memorial Scholarship
      My name is Breanna Sisler, and I’ve grown up mostly in the city parts of Ohio. My love for the outdoors is gardening and volunteering. I’m currently working on a volunteer project to mark storm drains and educate communities on why it’s harmful to dump chemicals down them. No one has truly been instrumental in me wanting to pursue a career in the outdoors. It’s the animals and the planets well beings that made me truly passionate about the outdoors. I care deeply about saving our oceans because there are animals who are suffering due to our negligence. The ocean s are a huge part of the world, and there are species amongst them that need protection or else they may go extinct. Avoiding items that may have micro beads, glitter, etc can help prevent so much water pollution. These thin plastics are hard to filter out of water when there are cleaning teams with nets as the plastics aren’t big enough to be caught. I want to work to clean up the plastics in our oceans, and to protect our animals habitats.I will learn how to strategically manage the oceans resources sustainably to avoid habitat destruction, species depletion, and pollution. I'm interested in researching microplastics and their impact on the marine food chain. By understanding their pathways and effects, we can develop better filtration technologies and wastewater treatment solutions. Additionally, I'm passionate about advocating for policies that encourage sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. I envision myself studying the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems and working on strategies for restoration and sustainable fishing practices. At the current rate, plastic is expected to outweigh the ocean by time 2050. That gives us less than 30 years to reduce our pollution levels. Year after year, our animals are strangled by our plastics. Roughly 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone. 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled and suffocated in plastic almost yearly. Not only are the animals endangered, the plastics give off chemical pollution. Almost all plastics are made of plant warming fuels such as oil, gas, and even coal. The plastic sits in our water and the heat expands the plastic allowing it to give off the toxins. Plastics also create microplastics whilst sitting in our water. This poisons ground water and causes health issues due to the carcinogenic chemicals of it. The chemicals intervene with the body’s endocrine system causing reproduction, development, and immune disorders within humans and wildlife. Plastic in the oceans may also interfere with the ocean's capacity to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, creating another pathway through which plastic pollution contributes to and accelerates climate change. Ultimately, saving our oceans requires a collective and passionate effort. While I'm committed to contributing through my studies and future career, everyone can contribute. Supporting organizations that are working on ocean conservation, reducing our own plastic consumption by using plastic alternatives, and spreading awareness are all vital steps towards a healthier planet.
      Zamora Borose Goodwill Scholarship
      I care deeply about saving our oceans because there are animals who are suffering due to our negligence. The ocean s are a huge part of the world, and there are species amongst them that need protection or else they may go extinct. Avoiding items that may have micro beads, glitter, etc can help prevent so much water pollution. These thin plastics are hard to filter out of water when there are cleaning teams with nets as the plastics aren’t big enough to be caught. I plan on using my degree to become a marine biologist or conservation scientist to focus primarily on preserving and improving our environment and specifically our oceans. I want to work to clean up the plastics in our oceans, and to protect our animals habitats. Marine conservation resonates specifically with me as it combines my two most passionate interests, environmental and animal conversation. I will learn how to strategically manage the oceans resources sustainably to avoid habitat destruction, species depletion, and pollution. I'm interested in researching microplastics and their impact on the marine food chain. By understanding their pathways and effects, we can develop better filtration technologies and wastewater treatment solutions. Additionally, I'm passionate about advocating for policies that encourage sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Habitat protection is another crucial aspect of marine conservation. I envision myself studying the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems and working on strategies for restoration and sustainable fishing practices. At the current rate, plastic is expected to outweigh the ocean by time 2050. That gives us less than 30 years to reduce our pollution levels. Year after year, our animals are strangled by our plastics. Roughly 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone. 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled and suffocated in plastic almost yearly. Not only are the animals endangered, the plastics give off chemical pollution. Almost all plastics are made of plant warming fuels such as oil, gas, and even coal. The plastic sits in our water and the heat expands the plastic allowing it to give off the toxins. Plastics also create microplastics whilst sitting in our water. This poisons ground water and causes health issues due to the carcinogenic chemicals of it. The chemicals intervene with the body’s endocrine system causing reproduction, development, and immune disorders within humans and wildlife. Plastic in the oceans may also interfere with the ocean's capacity to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, creating another pathway through which plastic pollution contributes to and accelerates climate change. Ultimately, saving our oceans requires a collective and passionate effort. While I'm committed to contributing through my studies and future career, everyone can contribute. Supporting organizations that are working on ocean conservation, reducing our own plastic consumption by using plastic alternatives, and spreading awareness are all vital steps towards a healthier ocean.
      Our Destiny Our Future Scholarship
      I care deeply about saving our oceans because there are animals who are suffering due to our negligence. The ocean s are a huge part of the world, and there are species amongst them that need protection or else they may go extinct. Avoiding items that may have micro beads, glitter, etc can help prevent so much water pollution. These thin plastics are hard to filter out of water when there are cleaning teams with nets as the plastics aren’t big enough to be caught. I plan on volunteering to preserve and improve our environment and specifically our oceans. I want to work to clean up the plastics in our oceans, and to protect our animals habitats. Marine volunteering resonates specifically with me as it combines my two most passionate interests, environmental and animal conversation. I will learn how to strategically manage the water sources resources sustainably to avoid habitat destruction, species depletion, and pollution. I'm interested in researching microplastics and their impact on the marine food chain. By understanding their pathways and effects, we can develop better filtration technologies and wastewater treatment solutions. Additionally, I'm passionate about advocating for policies that encourage sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Habitat protection is another crucial aspect of marine conservation. I envision myself studying the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems and working on strategies for restoration and sustainable fishing practices. At the current rate, plastic is expected to outweigh the ocean by time 2050. That gives us less than 30 years to reduce our pollution levels. Year after year, our animals are strangled by our plastics. Roughly 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone. 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled and suffocated in plastic almost yearly. Not only are the animals endangered, the plastics give off chemical pollution. Almost all plastics are made of plant warming fuels such as oil, gas, and even coal. The plastic sits in our water and the heat expands the plastic allowing it to give off the toxins. Plastics also create microplastics whilst sitting in our water. This poisons ground water and causes health issues due to the carcinogenic chemicals of it. The chemicals intervene with the body’s endocrine system causing reproduction, development, and immune disorders within humans and wildlife. Plastic in the oceans may also interfere with the ocean's capacity to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, creating another pathway through which plastic pollution contributes to and accelerates climate change. Ultimately, saving our oceans requires a collective and passionate effort. While I'm committed to contributing through my studies and future career, everyone can contribute. Supporting organizations that are working on ocean conservation, reducing our own plastic consumption by using plastic alternatives, and spreading awareness are all vital steps towards a healthier ocean.
      Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship
      I care deeply about saving our oceans because there are animals who are suffering due to our negligence. The ocean s are a huge part of the world, and there are species amongst them that need protection or else they may go extinct. Avoiding items that may have microbeads, glitter, etc can help prevent so much water pollution. These thin plastics are hard to filter out of water when there are cleaning teams with nets as the plastics aren’t big enough to be caught. I plan on using my degree to become a marine biologist or conservation scientist to focus primarily on preserving and improving our environment and specifically our oceans. I want to work to clean up the plastics in our oceans, and to protect our animals habitats. Marine conservation resonates specifically with me as it combines my two most passionate interests, environmental and animal conversation. I will learn how to strategically manage the oceans resources sustainably to avoid habitat destruction, species depletion, and pollution. I'm interested in researching microplastics and their impact on the marine food chain. By understanding their pathways and effects, we can develop better filtration technologies and wastewater treatment solutions. Additionally, I'm passionate about advocating for policies that encourage sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Habitat protection is another crucial aspect of marine conservation. I envision myself studying the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems and working on strategies for restoration and sustainable fishing practices. At the current rate, plastic is expected to outweigh the ocean by time 2050. That gives us less than 30 years to reduce our pollution levels. Year after year, our animals are strangled by our plastics. Roughly 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone. 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled and suffocated in plastic almost yearly. Not only are the animals endangered, the plastics give off chemical pollution. Almost all plastics are made of plant warming fuels such as oil, gas, and even coal. The plastic sits in our water and the heat expands the plastic allowing it to give off the toxins. Plastics also create microplastics whilst sitting in our water. This poisons ground water and causes health issues due to the carcinogenic chemicals of it. The chemicals intervene with the body’s endocrine system causing reproduction, development, and immune disorders within humans and wildlife. Plastic in the oceans may also interfere with the ocean's capacity to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, creating another pathway through which plastic pollution contributes to and accelerates climate change. Ultimately, saving our oceans requires a collective and passionate effort. While I'm committed to contributing through my studies and future career, everyone can contribute. Supporting organizations that are working on ocean conservation, reducing our own plastic consumption by using plastic alternatives, and spreading awareness are all vital steps towards a healthier ocean.
      Sharen and Mila Kohute Scholarship
      In the tapestry of life, we often encounter individuals who leave an enduring mark on our souls, shaping ourselves and guiding our paths. While I may not have had the privilege of such a deep connection in my childhood, I have always harbored an unyielding passion for extending a helping heart to those in need. Growing up in an environment devoid of positive influences, I found peace in the belief that even the smallest acts of kindness could make a world of difference. Despite the challenges I faced, my resolve to make a positive impact never wavered. I sought opportunities to volunteer at local libraries. Through these experiences, I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of compassion and empathy. Each person I encountered, regardless of their background or circumstances, had a unique story to tell, and I was humbled by the resilience and strength they displayed in the face of adversity. As I delved deeper into the world of service, I realized that true fulfillment came not only from providing material support but also from forging genuine connections with those I helped. By taking the time to listen, offer words of inspiration, and simply be a shoulder to cry on, I discovered that I was not only making a difference in their lives but also enriching my own in immeasurable ways. The act of giving became a reciprocal exchange, where I received just as much as I offered. Over time, my passion for service evolved into a unwavering commitment to social justice. I decided that I wanted to help those who felt the same loneliness as myself. Taking the time to get a masters degree in Social Work was solely inspired by my troubled endeavors as a child and witnessing the people I loved struggle. Today, I stand on the cusp of adulthood, filled with a profound sense of gratitude for the experiences that have shaped me. While I may not have had a single individual who profoundly impacted my life, I have been blessed with the unwavering support of countless mentors, friends, and community members who have inspired me to pursue my dreams and make a difference in the world. Many of my current teachers believe in my dreams. Their belief in me has given me the courage to continue onto my journey for social work, embrace challenges, and strive to be the best version of myself. As I embark on this new chapter of my life, I am confident that the lessons I have learned and the connections I have gained will continue to guide me. I am eager to use my voice, my skills, and my passion to advocate for those who are voiceless and to create a more just and equitable society for all.
      Operation 11 Tyler Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship
      I envision myself as a compassionate and trusted counselor in a civilian role in the army or in a hospital setting. I hope to use my degree in Social Work to help people feel closer for their past endeavors. I want to help people realize there’s more to life than bubbling hatred and the unfortunate feeling of sadness. I specifically chose the Social Work path because I am deeply passionate about helping those who are in dire circumstances with their mental health. I envisioned myself possibly having a job in as a civilian counselor in the army so I can help the children on military bases or help the soldiers who may need it. The opportunity to serve in a civilian capacity within the military truly resonates with me, as I am hoping to provide support to children, parents and soldiers who have endured the horrors and sacrifices of military life. I live in an unfortunate area of town and not a lot of our people have access to mental health services, whether that be a physical way to get there or their medical care. That has ignited a deep desire to improve mental health services availability and ride shares. The long term goal extends beyond my profession. My goal is to be able to push my community and people to be better. I hope to be able to teach young children and adults to recognize that gangs and negative stereotypes aren’t the only way of living and that it’s not the only thing their life entails. Many people believe that all they’re good for is this dangerous activities, and that they’ll never succeed in anything else and I hope to be able to help them change that thought process. I hope to leave a positive impact on my community and its people. I envision myself as a mentor and advocate, guiding young people toward paths of success and fulfillment. Additionally, I will use my degree to help adults with grief that they struggle to recover from on their own, providing them with support and resources to aide their recovery. Although the hurt will be everlasting, I want people to feel a sense of relief and happiness for their loved one. Through my dedication to make a positive impact, I am confident that I will be able to make a lasting contribution to my community and the lives of countless individuals.
      Jamie Anderson Scholarship
      In five years, I envision myself as a compassionate and trusted counselor in a civilian role in the army or in a hospital setting. I hope be in a financial position to have bought a house by then. Within the next decade, I am confident within myself to be established firmly as a counselor within my job. I envision myself being dedicated on improving lives of those in need. I will be donating goods and volunteering my time to people who need it. While I do not currently plan on having children, if I one day change my mind within those ten years, I am open to having a child and they will be adopted. I would choose adoption so that I can help a child who needs support and a sense of security. I recognize the joy that comes with having a child and the fulfillment providing a loving home to them. I specifically chose the Social Work path because I am passionate about helping those who are in unfortunate circumstances with their mental health. I envisioned myself possibly having a job in the civilian the army so I can help the children on military bases or help the soldiers who may need it. The opportunity to serve in a civilian capacity within the military truly resonates with me, as I am hoping to provide support to children and soldiers who have endured the horrors and sacrifices of military life. I live in a dodgy town and not a lot of people have access to mental health services and that has ignited a deep desire to improve mental health services availability. The long term goal extends beyond my profession. My goal is to be able to push my community to be better. I hope to be able to teach young children to recognize that gangs and negative stereotypes aren’t the only way of living and that it’s not the only thing their life entails. Many people believe that’s all they’re good for and that they’ll never succeed in anything else and I hope to be able to help them change that thought process. I envision myself as a mentor and advocate, guiding them toward paths of success and fulfillment. Additionally, I see myself helping adults with grief that they can’t recover from on their own, providing them with support and resources to aide their recovery. Through my dedication to make a positive impact, I am confident that in five to ten years I will make a lasting contribution to my community and the lives of countless individuals.
      Zendaya Superfan Scholarship
      I admire Zendayas fashion and acting aspects. I grew up watching her in Shake It Up Chicago, K.C Undercover, Spider Man movies, and The Greatest Showman. I hope I can see her upcoming role in Dune. Zendaya has a creative and unique sense of style when it comes to clothing, and I adore her fashion sense. Zendaya is a great role model for little girls. In such roles as Shake it Up Chicago, Zendaya often wore struck bold colors and layers. I often tried to replicate those color palettes and layers patterns to look like her. It was inspiring to grow up as a little girl with no good role models to see Zendaya succeed. To see a young woman in such powerful roles is inspiring and admirable. I admire the fact that Zendaya is in a career where a lot of women are belittled, but she’s still rising the ranks. Zendaya received recognition from Times Magazine for being one of the one hundred most influential people of 2022. She plays in many roles in popular movies and shows, Zendaya is such a career oriented woman. Not only is that inspiring and admirable, it shows that women can succeed in Hollywood without being torn down by sexism.
      Mental Health Empowerment Scholarship
      When I was a child, some very unfortunate events happened to me and I felt alone. I felt as if no one cared enough to notice whether I was alive the next day or not. As that child, I remember feeling disgusting and unworthy. I was often told that I had nothing to be upset over. No one knew what happened to me until I opened up about it in 2020 because I protected my perpetrator in favor of their own mental health. Regardless of whether my family knew or not, belittling my experience caused me a lot of issues along the line. I felt like a burden for my own mental health. When I was thirteen years old, I would often talk people out of their lowest moments, whether that be suicide, harming themselves, or even just crying. Even to this day, I’m still guiding my mother along the path of healing and responding better to criticism. My mother claims she’s a better person than she was before she received custody of me again. Mental health is beyond important to me because there’s still that unyielding feeling of disgust and sadness within me. I had and still have family members with severe mental health conditions, and it’s painful to know there’s people around the world who are in the same boat and feel alone. I often still open myself up to others online so they can vent and feel a sense of support. I advocate for those with mental health issues online in places like Facebook, online forums or even in person. I’m currently working on destigmatizing mental health and its consequences with those around me. It’s very easy to look at a person who is different from us and discuss their looks without thinking about their experiences and why they may be that way. I specifically enrolled into college for the Social Work career to help those in dire situations. I would love to be able to help people who felt the same way as me and who struggle to keep their head above water. I want to be the person that I and many others needed. There are people all over the United States who need someone to believe they can be better. They need to have support behind them to make their journey easier. I’m always actively looking for ways to help out within nonprofit mental health facilities within my community, to just lend a hand to make things easier for others.