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Fabiana Fazio

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Bold Points

10x

Nominee

3x

Finalist

1x

Winner

Bio

Hola a todos! Hello everyone!✨ My name is Fabiana and I am 19 years old. I was originally born in Venezuela, but I am currently living in New Jersey, US. Bold.org is opening many doors as I am showing what I am capable of, and I just hope to have the good fortune of winning scholarships to gain experience and pay off future college expenses as they portray hope and encouragement to follow my dreams despite the struggles, obstacles, and hardships. Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by the endless possibilities that science and technology offer. From exploring the mysteries of the universe to developing innovative solutions to complex problems, I have always been driven by a curiosity to understand and make a positive impact on the world around me. Bold.org is more than a website, but a trampoline that will propel me closer into accomplishing my dream of representing women in the STEM competitive community—we are powerful and majestic individuals who must prevail despite the obstacles. Bold.org holds the power of offering a blank card to write my story with its financial support and extensive encouragement into never giving up. Thank you Bold.org!

Education

Kean University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Computational Science
  • Minors:
    • Engineering, General

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
    • Civil Engineering
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Aerospace Engineering

    • Dream career goals:

      Spacecraft designer/technician

    • Started my own online business selling charcuterie boards. It has connected me closer to my community while teaching me how to be my own boss—handling time management, planning costs and budgeting, increasing revenues, and expanding opportunities to grow.

      October twenty-nine Boards
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Worked as Babysitter along with members of my community by providing care of children ages 1 to 8 as most of them suffered from autism while creating long-lasting connections and memories.

      Babysitter in Elizabeth, NJ
      2018 – Present6 years
    • Worked as secretary at Praga Transportation LLC as I closely observed Engineering work in trucks, trailers, semi-trucks, and others while having the opportunity to work as secretary welcoming customer, filling up paperwork, and others.

      Praga Transportation LLC
      2020 – 20233 years

    Sports

    MCJROTC PT Team

    Club
    2019 – 20223 years

    Awards

    • 1st place in physical fitness test in Tottenville High School MCJROTC in 2020
    • 2nd place in fitness challenge in 2019 Reading MCJORTC Reading School in Pennsylvania
    • 1st place female in the United States 2022 MCJROTC Physical Fitness Competition in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Research

    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

      Make Elizabeth green again — Documentation of solutions to improve the city's quality of life.
      2018 – 2020

    Arts

    • Orchestra

      Music
      2016 – 2019

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      AVID Committee — Developed important skills like organizing fundraising activities to provide service to our school community. The most recent one, as a member of the NHS I donated toys in Fort Dix Camp for the upcoming Christmas season.
      2018 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      MCJORTC — Commanded platoon to make cadets meet expectations. Received over 200 community service hours as I provided selfless service to my community; donating toys, assisting parades, and others during my 4 years of High School.
      2018 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      MCJROTC — Honoring American’s heroes with a pledge during the 9/11 ceremony in New York City. The Tunnel to Towers foundation ceremony had JROTC units from New Jersey and New York only.
      2018 – 2019

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Carlos F. Garcia Muentes Scholarship
    If the world ended tomorrow I would not be able to say I did it all or even half of it—I would say that I tried. Attempting to become the best version of myself has not been an easy job to fulfill. Pressure begins to rise when doubts or mistakes appear as I owe it to my family to make it—to build a life for myself, to fall in love with my dreams, to make it all my sense; my past, present, and future. This is my family’s story. It begins with me. At the age of sixteen, my mother gave birth to a baby girl called Fabiana. She raised her as a single mother with the help of her supportive family. My mother planned on aborting Fabiana as she thought she would be born into a low-income family, unloved and unwanted by her father, and with no chance to make a life for herself. The economic crisis in Venezuela made growing up difficult, since the age of ten, Fabiana’s grandmother has worked hard in many jobs—until she opened a hair salon, which has been her motivation to wake up every day and work. Fabiana’s grandmother makes about five dollars a day if there are any clients. In a similar way, Fabiana’s grandfather works in a pizzeria as a server at the age of sixty. Originally, he was a taxi driver all his life, but money was not sufficient and had to give it up. The reality is that both of them did not have the opportunity to go to school and earn an education due to the reality in Venezuela—it was either working to live day by day or stop surviving. Although they have experienced many hardships, love has stayed alive during forty years of marriage. They did everything, the absolute everything to give them a better life than what they had. Fabiana has two aunts and an uncle who graduated in accounting, and a mother who graduated in language arts. The reality in Venezuela forced my mother to move to the United States while seeking for better opportunities. This story is similar to millions of others. Yes. But it has been entirely mine. I have seen the struggles, tears, and sweat shown by my mother. She transitioned from being a teacher to a bartender. It has been her job for the past five years, and it supports our family in Venezuela as she sends money on a weekly basis to help them endure the economic crisis. I see the reflection of her pure heart through the way my grandparents raised her. My family has been my inspiration to become an exceptional woman—to have a voice, inspire, and demonstrate that with love and resiliency, all things are possible. As they have never seen the outside world, I owe it to them to achieve it all. They have shaped my dream of attending college and challenging myself in the pursuit of a degree in engineering as I grew up with zero technological advancements—engineering exhibits the challenge I precisely need to understand the world I never had the chance to grow up in. I dream of representing women in the STEM community and show the dedication and courage I saw while growing up. I dream of showing my ability to avoid conformity and be the first member in my family to take a stand—to inspire young females who have similar career aspirations into believing that obstacles can make of us the most powerful and majestic individuals—that we can either become hardened by all our experiences or softened. Choose the second—every day.
    Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship
    Across the world, in this diverse and multifaceted global landscape, problems must exist to create solutions. Most individuals take “problems” in a negative connotation, the truth is, they are the most appealing factor of living. Problems are hidden opportunities to discover and rediscover ourselves and the world—surprisingly, without them, mathematics would not be possible. As our brains are wired to solve problems, I have realized that one of the main principles of mathematics is not memorization, but reasoning. It was never enough to know procedures and steps when solving a problem, I always knew I needed critical thinking and reasoning—not only to succeed in math, but in life. A fact I have learned over the years is that math and love are the two languages every human has the ability to speak. Humans have an unfathomable capacity to connect with love and math in ways that transcend time and space—it is about decisions, connection and relationships. One aspect that draws me to math is its ability to nurture creativity and uncertainty as those are experiences of our every-day life. Solving a math problem can be chaotic and that is what draws us to take risks, feel adventurous, and take peculiar choices. A distinctive feeling that has no comparison is the ability to solve a problem and find satisfaction in doing so. During my senior year of high school, I enrolled in AP Statistics, although I already had all my credits, I decided to take the challenge to learn more. Statistics developed a part of me I never knew I had as every day, I was more inclined into thinking logically and accurately. It was indeed the most challenging math course so far, but I am glad I took it as I found the importance of numbers from the monotony in my math class. My math teacher focused on teaching problems found in our classroom which made class even more interesting as we must find the probability in diverse angles of problems from our love, daily, and professional life. Mathematics is the cradle of all creations in which the world cannot move an inch. No matter the situation, it reminds us that we must use numbers when words fail. In my envisioned future, I chose to pursuit engineering to communicate through a shared understanding of math, regardless of race or religion. I dream of inspiring young women into believing that problems, and obstacles, can make of us the most powerful individuals. I will strive, and inspire others, to choose math when words fail us—everyday.
    Bold Mentor Scholarship
    In life, we stumble upon innumerable challenges. Some challenges reveal to us who we are mean to be, as the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps did to me. I have been of service to my community by providing over 300 community services as a member of this program. I feel my capabilities have strengthened through the inspiration and motivation obtained from JROTC and have forecasted my selfless services to my community—teaching subordinates that respect given is respect earned, donating toys and clothes, volunteering, participating in events, enabling connections, and cooperating, is the inspiration to my days as a member of my community. With respect to creating a lasting impact to individuals through my mentorship—working as the Executive Officer of over 300 cadets have demonstrated the responsibility for leading, supporting, and inspiring them into reaching their highest potential. I have taught cadets to assimilate their moral, character, and direction since those are the foundations to perceive success individually, and collectively. For instance, the main leadership trait that I hope others recognize me for is tact due to my ability to comprehend everyone’s situation. In the same manner, the endurance trait reminds me to continue despite the hardships—to inspire others to give the best of themselves as I have—academically graduated as class valedictorian while having personal responsibilities and exhibited to take a stand and represent women in the STEM community in my college career. Mentoring individuals guided me into recognizing the genuine context of teamwork and the satisfaction it brings to help your fellow citizens. Most importantly—without love—where we are sitting, our skills, accomplishments, experiences, nothing would matter, except love and human connection; how you touched the people around you and how much you gave to the world.
    Bold Moments No-Essay Scholarship
    Here is my message for you: nothing worth having comes easy. I was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2018 after only ten months of living in the United States. The challenge of learning a new language, adapting to a new country, experiencing new cultures, and being 2,081 miles from home encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I learned English in five months and was able to not only be the best in my class, but also to inspire others who were struggling. Remember, the doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock!
    Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship
    Katharine Hepburn once said, “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything.” The constant unselfishness we deliver to the world prohibit us from reaching the level of peace and respect we all deserve. For instance, all individuals struggle with their emotional strength and intelligence considering we destroy one another by the non-existent love. Overall, self-love is an all-encompassing practice of respecting your own worth, being kind to yourself, and nurturing your own development in your life. My self-love journey has made me teach others the way I want to feel loved and respected. This body which has been accompanying my soul and mind, has develop a sense of avoiding anything that requires insignificant energy wasted through the conflict and hopelessness it brings within me. Undoubtedly, once I began to entirely love myself, I recognized that others benefited from it as well. Relationships are impacted by the energies we exchange in every conversation and interaction; if we display stress or any kind of negative energy, we are unconsciously hurting each other’s vibrational frequency. Once I commenced putting self-love into practice, people started telling me, "You look happy." That is one of the most flattering compliments you can get as it motivates them to look for the compassion and mindfulness they merit. Love as the most powerful emotion in the world, drove me to feel capable and begin validating myself as I matter, and I am sufficient. Self-love is a worthwhile operation, but it is not a mountain to climb. Instead, it is a lifelong practice of self-care. As a result, self-love entails a commitment to prioritizing yourself despite the chaos that life can bring. I constantly reminisce about the anxiety, insecurity, depression, unhealthy coping, and sadness I used to experience in my everyday life. Now, my persona created a belief and aspiration of putting myself as my to-do list and walking through the path of unconditional acceptance. “I have unlimited power and everything I desire is flowing to me right now; I represent passion, happiness, confidence, enthusiasm, inspiration, and love,” Affirming those lines through my daily meditation has opened my mind into accepting the compassion and reality I am creating for myself. Self-love has provided me a compass in which now I know the direction of my goals and what I want for my unpredictable life. Since self-love is a personal journey, the dark days and obstacles have helped me to appreciate the days in which the days are brighter than ever. Regularly practicing self-love is something I make a point of doing. I still acknowledge and celebrate my accomplishments, no matter how big or small, and I am generous with myself. I'm prone to being harsh on myself, but I take time to remember my perseverance and genuinely appreciate where I am now as it is a huge step forward. In the end, do not be afraid to love, choose it, every day.
    Prime Mailboxes Women in STEM Scholarship
    “Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek.” When I was thirteen years old visiting Central Park in New York, an old lady offered free book. As usual, I selected the one in the love section anticipating it to be ordinary but once I read those lines, they endured to be impregnated in my mind during all these years. I believe that life is meant to be challenging and unpredictable. Indeed, I have never been the type to pursuit a tedious conventional path but the one that is amenable to purposely cause me to make mistakes. Most people might believe that the passion towards a field is acquired from an early age, in my case, I had found STEM increasingly alluring as it discovers the world behind what the superficial eye sees. By default, I dream of experiencing an adventurous life along with millions of obstacles that will demand of me a non-hesitant individual eager to speak the new language of the future. Inspiration causes my persona to seize unavoidable challenges in order to mold the character I desire to portray to the world. Choosing a college major has never been a simple task since I am openly inclined towards persuading and earning absolute happiness and success. I believe every day is a second chance to scrutinize into anything that could expand and flourish our minds in some way. STEM studies are portended to construct an innovative future as science is surrounding us and for those reasons, I dream of leaving my footprint while endeavoring to follow an eternal passion within me. My philosophy on life might be deceptive as it is temporary, though I believe that passions are not easy to come by. We did not get this life and mind just out of fortune; it was destined to be a plan in which we speak our minds and show the world the genius within. For as long as I can remember, I have been infatuated with science and the motives behind all its inventions. Every day, I interrogate the technological world we are in and wonder if one day I would be competent enough to comprehend it and form part of the amelioration. Consequently, my critical thinking will incredibly emerge once I am trained in the STEM field, I am passionate about which is Engineering. I believe that as a student, STEM will prepare me to be successful in life through the love and commotion it provides me. There is nothing stronger than passionately loving what you do and dreaming of the day you can impact a regional, national or global matter. Science, technology, engineering, and math are not just fields, they are passions. I am passionate about feeding my curiosity, expanding my knowledge, exploring the earth and its created language, and generating an impact in the world in which the hourglass of life will not stop but continue to remind me to prevail into persuading my passions.