My name is Madelyn Rens and I am currently a freshman at Northern Arizona University. I am nineteen years old and was born on July 19th, 2001. I am a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation and plan to enter the dental hygiene program offered at my University. I have recently graduated from Tucson High School in May of 2020 with a 3.9 G.P.A. I graduated number 21 out of 637 students and was president of my high school's National Honor Society. I have been accepted into the National Society of High School Scholars and have received multiple awards, such as the Warrior Society Award, made for Native American Students who obtain a G.P.A of 3.5 or higher. While being president of my high school's National Honor Society, I have gained over 50 hours of community service within my high school and the Tucson community. While volunteering within my high school, I have helped with many freshman orientations, fine art events, sporting events, Produce on Wheels, and keeping the school clean. As president, I organized multiple meetings, took attendance, created committees, helped members stay on track to graduate and get accepted into their school of choice. Within the Tucson community, I have volunteered with the AIDS Walk, Answers For Life Pregnancy Center, on my reservation and have helped keep Tucson clean. My experience in the National Honor Society has helped me recognize the responsibility and influence my role has on others. Now in my freshman year of college, I continue to work hard and earn good grades so I can eventually enter the dental hygiene program offered at Northern Arizona University, which requires a 3.5 G.P.A to be accepted. Currently, at Northern Arizona University I have a 4.0 G.P.A and am on the Dean's List. I continue to do volunteer work, even though it is not required of me. I currently volunteer within the Flagstaff community at the Flagstaff Family Food Center. At the Flagstaff Family Food Center, I help prep meals for those in need, clean dishes and the kitchen area, hand out food to those in need, and help those in need feel welcomed. At the Flagstaff Family Food Center, I have learned so much from the stories I hear from those in need about common everyday struggles. Volunteering at the Flagstaff Family Food Center has opened my eyes and reminds me every day that there is always work that can be done to improve society. I want to continue learning and earn high grades so that in a few years I can graduate from both college and the dental hygiene program with pride. Once I graduate from the program, I plan on moving back to my hometown, Tucson Arizona, to work as a dental hygenist for a few years so that I can gain some experience. While working as a dental hygienist, I also plan to give back to the community and volunteer on my reservation, San Xavier Mission, located just outside of Tucson. I hope that I can clean teeth for free in my spare time on the Misson since so many people in my community either do not have health care or money to stay in good physical condition. Many people who do have a health issue in my community wait until the health issue becomes life-threatening until they receive help if they can. I hope with my volunteering most members of all ages in my tribe will not have to worry about constant pain, missing teeth, and poor dental hygiene in general. If possible I would also like to clean teeth for free on my tribes' other reservation located in Sells Arizona and Northern Mexico. After I accomplish these goals I plan to go back to college to earn my bachelor's degree and become a licensed dentist. Once I am a licensed dentist I plan to either work within the Tucson community or on one of my tribes' reservations, either San Xavier mission or Sells. I do not doubt that I will accomplish these goals of mine in a matter of years. I have worked hard non-stop since my freshman year in high school to get where I am today.