Beginning my TRIP by Ella Masino
I discovered my love of science at a young age as I spent most of my time watching documentaries and the National Geographic channel. I completely fell in love with animals and nature - and that is something I truly will never outgrow. The more I learned about the environment the more I also learned about the slew of dangers posing a threat to our beautiful ecosystems. I became obsessed with learning all I could about our changing Earth. I desperately wanted to discover ways to reverse the changes that were occurring, yet I found very little was being done; therefore, I decided that I will one day pursue a career in Earth or animal science to keep nature safe. I first participated in Tech Trek, an all girls program offered at a number of different universities in which I chose to participate in the Environmental Science program. I then went on to become a part of ZooCrew at the Philadelphia Zoo so I could gain experience and learn all I could from the professionals there. Since I have had limited lab experience due to being online for my first two years of high school, I was more than excited to participate in this particular program. I have always had a passion for STEM and am eager to learn as much as I can! Teen Research Internship Program presented me with an opportunity to expand my knowledge and understand lab procedures before entering college which made this program stand out from all others.
The TRIP of My Life by Shakira Ali