Hi everyone! I really hope you read the title in Adele’s voice and now have the song stuck in your head...but if you don’t please go back and read it again, thanks! It’s alright I’m just kidding, don’t want any songs getting stuck in your head, it can get really annoying, unless you like songs stuck in your head. Now that we’ve talked about Adele long enough let’s talk about me (not trying to sound haughty, but I mean you are here to find out more about TRIP members, not Adele).
My name is Katherine Dankulich and I am a senior at William Tennent High School, you might be thinking “ooo senior” she probably already knows which college, what major, and has her future set. The reality is slightly different, I have no idea. Except that I love science and medicine so my future will definitely be in the medical field, there are just so many options that it’s hard to pick, but as long as I figure it out by May 1st, I’ll be alright.
My family is originally from Ukraine, my parents and four older siblings (two brother and two sisters) moved to America twenty-five years ago, and then eight years later I was born. I grew up speaking Ukrainian and still speak it to this day. My favorite food is pizza, I could eat it 24/7 and would never get sick of it, I would maybe add some ice cream (Coconut Almond Joy from Tanners) for a little variety, and wash everything down with a nice cold Coca-Cola (in a glass bottle). I would probably even add some chicken wings and cheese fries just to surprise my body once in a while.
Enough about food, I could probably talk about it for a couple more paragraphs, I love to hike, bake, cheer on the best sports team ever...the Philadelphia Flyers, watch The Office (Dwight’s Christmas is the best episode) and as previously mentioned, I LOVE SCIENCE! There’s just something about science that I fell in love with! I'm not sure if it’s the power of medicine, the answers that come from research, or the ability to help people...maybe it’s just dramatic shows like Grey’s Anatomy that led me to realize I could never be a business major. It might seem crazy that someone would want to spend half their Saturday in school (especially the very same school that they already attend during the week); however, for me, there’s just something about science that led me to apply to TRIP, desperately hope to be accepted to the program, and now makes things like sorting flies a ton of fun!