Hello! My name Tyler Yannuzzi and I am from William Tennent High School. I must begin by saying that I am grateful to be a part of the TRIP program and I look forward to the opportunities down the road. And now a little about myself now, eh? Well, I've been in the Bucks County area all of my life and I have been lucky enough to travel parts of the U.S. Also, I have two older siblings who are twins and the two of them are off attending college. My brother took part in the TRIP program during his Junior year and he has been a source of inspiration for me as I pursue the fields of science. Moreover, my sister is a talented artist and an animal science major who pushed me to explore my creativity by getting started in art at school. While, I do not believe I am all that talented I enjoy art merely for the way it allows me to express myself and be creative. It’s truly a wonderful outlet for expression. And speaking of expression, music is almost always blasting in my ears whenever I get the chance. Music is truly an amazing thing and I believe that it has allowed for some of the most interesting ways of expressing ideas and perspectives. While I do enjoy certain genres of music over others, I am truly a fan of music in general, all music, because there’s no reason not to be.
Also, since I am taller than tall should be I have found that basketball is certainly the sport for me. I don't play on a regular basis, but when I get the opportunity to do so I am always game. In the last few weeks I actually started playing volleyball at school and it has been challenging but interesting nonetheless. Furthermore, I spend some of my time writing and journaling my ideas when I can. Writing has allowed me to explore a range of ideas as well as reflect and learn new things about who I am. We are all in the process of developing into young adults and it is good to take the time to reflect and think. Yet, never think for too long or you'll never get the chance to take up opportunity.
And speaking of opportunity, I wanted to get involved in TRIP to explore the fields of research science and see if it would be something that I am interested in. I think that this program will allow me to learn more about myself and science, while enjoying what I am doing at the same time. I think that it is great that we are able to step outside of the classroom and get our hands dirty. Learning through experience is certainly more impactful than reading a textbook and memorizing it. And now that I’ve been through several weeks of the program I can say that my expectations have been met and truly believe that I am learning even if I don’t fully understand it all yet. I believe that TRIP will allow me to grow as a student as well as a person. I know that there is more to TRIP than just learning about flies and scientific research. It is an opportunity for me to develop in an environment which encourages growth and change.