As the eldest daughter of two Haitian immigrants, the importance of education has been heavily stressed in my daily life. I am regularly reminded of my privilege to live in America and have access to an education. “Knowledge is Power” is what my parents would say to me whenever I felt mistreated by anyone. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school that I allowed that saying to take weight. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college did I realize how powerful that statement actually is. My decision to study Bioengineering at Temple University was made in hopes that one day I can change the world. We live in a world that isn’t fair and doesn’t always have a happy ending. In the future, with my knowledge of Bioengineering I want to combat pediatric cancer and the multiple health complications that occur in developing countries. Helping and working with children has always been a passion of mine. I believe through bioengineering many advancements can be made in various pediatric treatments. I also believe that by creating simple devices for areas with a limited access to electricity, or even the luxury of attending a hospital, we can alleviate common struggles that different sections of the world are experiencing. All in all, my knowledge is my power and I plan on using it to change the world.