S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
Dester De Salegn – a scientist in the making
My school is classified as quintile 1. It is located in a rural township. It strives to provide the best for its learners.
I have an interest in genetics. My interest started in grade 12 when we did the topic in life sciences. I realised I love life sciences and genetics and I was good at it. I did some research on genetics and decided that I will turn it into my career. I was also good in and loved chemistry and my initial choice before I found out about genetics was to pursue a career in chemistry. I then realised that I wanted to major in chemistry too, thus I’m doing a double major.
Know what you want and go for it. Gather as much information as you can before making a decision.
I like reading books that fill me with knowledge and books that entertain. An example of this is a book that I once read called The Book Thief. It was entertaining and educational at the same time. I am not a sports person but I do play chess once in a while. I often exercise by doing some stretches to keep my body fit. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. I struggle with communication as I am an introverted person, but that doesn’t stop me from communicating and assertively sharing my opinions.
Believe in yourself, get a head start if you have the opportunity, you can always learn something from everyone, listen and respect those around you.
I plan on majoring in genetics and developmental biology and biochemistry. I am very passionate and confident in my field of study. I look forward to joining the world of work and getting a better insight into my interests. I will also work towards improving the personal aspects of my life. I am a scientist in the making.