Hi everyone, this supplement is due TOMORROW so I would deeply appreciate any comments and feedback! If you need help on any essays, let me know and I will be glad to help :)During your time at Whitman, how do you envision engaging with a current local, national, or global issue that is important to you? (500 words)
Walking along the beach, my cousin and I came across a patch of litter that stretched for two miles. Plastic bottles, candy wrappers, license plates, and glass shards were scattered along the shoreline. We searched for seashells hidden among the piles of litter. I reached down and my hand flinched as I realized what I was about to grab: a dead baby sea turtle, tangled in six pack rings. Not long after, I found dozens more. The image has haunted me ever since. I returned home feeling a mixture of sadness, anger, and resentment. Since then, I have developed a passion for animals and the environment. Through a combination of interning at the San Diego Zoo, going on a Safari through Tanzania, and scuba diving in Mexico, I have avidly pursued my passion for a career with animals and their ecosystems.
Due to my interests in both areas of study, I was intrigued to find Whitman had a Biology major and clubs that promote environmental and animal safety. I am eager to become a Whitman Green Leader, and participate in the Campus Climate Challenge. Most importantly, I hope to start a club that promotes a mission to protect the Earth's oceans, forests, air, and their future. I hope to actively engage in campus activities that promote environmental awareness and raise solutions. I hope to create educational environmental sessions, sponsor local park cleanups, promote ecofriendly carwashes, and start campaigns that ban the sale of plastic products.
As for my passion for animals, I hope to join Whitman's "Action for Animals" club. As I have in San Diego, I want to volunteer in Washington's animal shelters, zoos, and write to Congress members in order to create an animal-friendly environment.
Regardless of where life takes me, I will pursue my passion for animals and the environment. Through Biology, animal Psychology, environmental studies, and some traveling, I cannot wait to engage in Whitman's academic and overseas opportunities. Becoming a member of the Whitman community will help me attain my academic, personal, and career objectives in life.