Hi everyone! My name is Nadia and I’m a rising senior at North Penn High School!
Just a little about me: at North Penn I’m involved in our SGA cabinet and German Club (I’m not German though, I just enjoy learning about different cultures!), and also run on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. I have a love-hate relationship with running, and I’m not particularly good at it, but I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with a good run. I’m also part of the Female Authors Book Club, which I joined to not only gain insight from those who are underrepresented, but also as a way to read more, which is a hobby of mine that I’m trying to do more. Speaking of hobbies, I enjoy many activities outside of academics! I love to draw and paint many different things, ranging from people to an Icelandic elf on a chair. I also like to crochet and occasionally make jewelry!
When I was younger I always had the desire to be outside and observe nature around me. This was the beginning of my inquisitive nature that led me to my love of STEM. Ever since we had the chance to pick our own classes, I took a summer science class and doubled up in science classes. Science has always allowed me to satiate my hunger for knowledge, and while school programs are enjoyable and necessary for base knowledge, TRIP takes it a step further, allowing us to have the freedom to search for answers on our own and experience the true research process. While my plans for a professional career have fluctuated, ranging from biologist to doctor to more recently psychiatrist or psychologist, they all involve using scientific processes to learn about humanity, and utilizing that information to improve people’s lives. I’m excited to learn about these processes through the TRIP program, and apply my experiences to whatever I decide to do in the future!