I don’t believe I have found my why in life yet! At 27 years old I know what I like and what I don’t like, and that might change as I “ripen.” So maybe ask me again in 20 years and hopefully, by then I’ll know.
SHPE has provided an invaluable support system like no other, providing me with mentors, most of who have become family! SHPE has put me at the forefront of opportunities I wouldn’t have access to on my own and has given me the tools to excel in both academia and my career.
I will pay it forward by becoming a mentor to the next generation of students and helping them as I was helped. Continue my involvement to volunteer in the regional and national teams, and once I become a lifetime member I will sponsor the next SHPE member to become a lifetime member.