I was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas before moving to a small town in East Texas called Rusk. Starting my freshman year in a new town while also starting public school again when I had been homeschooled before was extremely stressful. However, I made amazing friends who helped me navigate a new town and the stress of high school. There were other aspects that made me feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb, including being a Jew in a predominantly Christian town and having skipped a grade and being younger than everyone else in my grade. My Jewish identity has always been very important to me and I struggled to maintain it when I first moved to Rusk. The nearest synagogue is an hour away so it was harder to schedule time to go to services than it was while living in Pasadena. However, I am still a proud Jew and have carved out time specifically for services.
Throughout my entire life, I have strived to help as many people as possible in everything that I do. This is one of the main reasons why I want to go into the medical field. I take great interest in psychology and neuroscience because I wish to help those with neurological or psychological problems. The brain is extremely complex and many things could be wrong that would provide people with pain or distress. I wish to help alleviate these struggles so people can live life fully and be the happiest they can be.