Environmental & Outdoors
Oakland Technical High School
My passion is seeking to understand differences. Growing up in the melting pot that is Oakland, California, I have seen no shortage of the diverse cultures that make my city what it is. We have it all: people, food, art, language. It's a vibrant mix that give our streets it's unique character, and it's absolutely fascinating. However, more than anything, coming from a Chinese family with immigrant parents but being born in America has put me on one side of many cultural barriers opposite my own roots. Having to navigate the social and language barriers between myself and my parents on a daily basis has shown me these borders are the result of people finding different ways to carry out the same simple goal: to make the best of life. It's a curious and humbling truth, and my desire to understand the differences that create these rifts in understanding in our world is what drives my passion. Attending Ecology Project International: Hawaii would give me the amazing privilege of broadening my cultural scope of the world as I see it.
Josie is a tireless worker and has a very sharp mind with strong memory and ability to assimilate information and move to deeper understanding and action. She demonstrated mastery beyond all other students in completing project on Ecology, Eutrophication, Deforestation and on Primary Secondary Ecological Succession. From Photosynthesis and Respiration to Evolution to Ecology Josie has been one of the best students I have ever seen. She will benefit immensely from Ecology Project International: Hawaii.
I leave for Ecology Project International in Maui in less than a month, and I'm beyond excited! I'm especially grateful for the staff at College Track Oakland, who have helped me to check off my packing list for the trip (everything from a rash guard to insect repellent to reef safe sunscreen)! I can't wait to put all of this stuff to use researching and studying ecology and culture in Hawaii. I have my flight info, my big duffel at the ready and filling up with camping gear, and lots of anticipation for the humidity. Thank you so much for making this opportunity possible for me!
Pls forgive my writing errors it’s midnight Josie (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾
Keep on going!!! Hope it work, I’ll throes this on my networking sites Jose, god speed
Island biogeography is so exciting!! Hope this summer helps psalm 8 and romans 1:20 come alive for you:-)
I know it’s not much, but I hope this helps :)
|Ecology Project International||
|Wishbone General Fund||
|College Track Summer Fund||
|Nyein Chan Aung||
Scholarship ProviderEcology Project International