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Liberty Hunsberger

3005

Bold Points

1x

Nominee

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Finalist

Bio

I plan to study engineering in college while continuing my work in the community to help inspire other young women to aspire for carriers in STEM. I plan to make a difference in the oil and gas industry while working hard to create a new more viable form of energy to help begin a smooth transition from fossil fuels to a renewable option. These vital steps require delicate work from someone like myself that is able to make connections with both fields and play as middle man to help these companies and foundations work together to help make a brighter future for the entire industry as a whole.

Education

Edwardsburg High School

High School
2018 - 2022

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Engineering, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      petroleum engineering

    • Dream career goals:

      Project management

      Sports

      Soccer

      Junior Varsity
      2018 – 20191 year

      Golf

      Varsity
      2019 – Present5 years

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Homeless shelter — Making and passing out meals
        2017 – Present

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Volunteering

      Bold Wise Words Scholarship
      "Plan your work, work your plan" is something that my father heard from a coworker and has instilled that belief in me and my sisters as we have begun to start our own careers.
      Bold Future of Education Scholarship
      I believe schools need to work hard with students who need extra attention. There are so many schools that classify themselves as high achieving but in turn neglect the students with learning disabilities. These students are often just pushed along to graduation, but in reality, these students are not receiving a proper education. My mother worked as an aid for children that were very high on the spectrum and so many times my mom would see parents bring kids into her building in hopes they could do something. However, these kids didn't have autism, they were being neglected by their schools because they were not equipped to deal with kids who had learning disabilities. These parents want nothing more than their kids to have a proper education, but it's so hard when schools put money towards sports or upgrades rather than new teachers or resources who are trained to help children with learning disabilities.
      SkipSchool Scholarship
      Marie Curie not only invented the world with her findings but counites to make waves in the present day. Her passion for her work opened so many doors and she would go on to be the first woman to receive a noble pice prize. While she is no longer here to see the impacts of her work she inspires so many young girls like me to find a passion in STEM.
      Nervo "Revolution" Scholarship
      From a world of self-driving cars to phones who can account for our every move we have found ourselves in a technology-based society. The world of STEM and engineering has such a broader spectrum than what we realize. As a young woman preparing to study Engineering in college I plan to make a difference by encouraging other young girls to find careers in STEM. Today only 27% of all STEM careers are made up of women, a very small percentage of that is actually women in engineering. While I can't ultimately change the course of these young girls' lives, I plan to make a difference in the field as a whole, opening it up to incorporate more than just a male-dominated field. In recent years I have worked in retail as well as done some work for a lawyer. In these endeavors, I've realized that no matter where you go or who you are as a woman you're always left behind or in the wake of someone else. My father is someone who has always encouraged me and pushed me to do my best. These words of encouragement and perseverance on his part have ultimately changed who I am and I'm now pursuing a career in a field that I would not have dreamed of as a child. Due to the lack of diversity in the field, among women and men, it's so hard to even dream of a career where your scene as less of. Now I may not be able to change the world with the advances I make in engineering or the things I study in research. As it is so hard to alter how far we've come to change the things we've already accomplished. But my work as an engineer goes so much further than the research I will do. I will have the opportunity to not only speak with young women in my area, or even with women in my nation, as I plan to bring this amazing opportunity and ability to speak with young girls worldwide. There are so many girls out there who are told they are nothing and think they are not able to compete in these competitive male arenas. I hope to be able to show them that this is not just a male-dominated field, it's a world of opportunities that are within their reach. I just hope that I can have an impact on a young girl's life as my own father had an impact on mine.
      Act Locally Scholarship
      I would like to see students start to take action in their own communities. The ages between 14-18 set a future habit for these young adults and will help ensure they continue to help and make a difference for years to come. High schools need to encourage volunteer work in student government and sports teams who are help highly in small communities. Nationwide I would like to see more states taking action with the abuse of drugs, vapes, and alcohol by high school students. Every year the numbers increase putting the future of these students as well as their lives and lives of their peers at risk. Not only is it hard to find a college willing to accept a student who was expelled or suspended several times, but more and more jobs continue to see a need for some form of post-secondary education. Which is hard to complete when drugs or alcohol have consumed your life and ruined brain function. As for worldwide, it's really hard for me to say what change I would like to see. As a young woman in a fully developed country, I often take so much for granted in my life such as my ability to go to school or work a job. These day-to-day activities to me seem irrelevant, but to women in third world countries, they dream of education or the opportunity to seek out employment. So while it may seem cliche to some I hope for nothing more than to someday see changes or help create changes for these young women who have no voice of their own. In my own community, I currently volunteer at a homeless shelter where I serve meals on Sundays, and during the holiday season, a group of 15 or so students that I have grown up with all gather together and pack bags full of socks, hats, gloves, and other essential items for those living in the shelter and those who live or stay in the surrounding community.
      Dynamic Edge Women in STEM Scholarship
      In the past 10 years the world has began to innovate the world of oil and gas. Bringing in new resources and deceives to cut down on harmful emissions but to also help start the switch to a more renewable resource world. These monumental changes have no only given me a purpose to try harder and work hard for the job I want, but I hope to help other women become more powerful in the world of STEM as we all work to create a better more viable future for our selves and the many generations to come. These years of hard work in school that lie ahead of me are not only the most impactful of my life but will help me be able to continue my future as an engineer. As a women I am often passed over for in the field of STEM, but with the help of companies who are looking to diversify and change the future of women in STEM carriers I am finally able to make a step forward in the cut throat world of engineering. With that being said I hope to help these companies find new ways to evolve old ways to help cut down on emissions and help transition from fossil fuels to a more renewable form of energy.