Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
My first year of Branchout! was such an amazingly fulfilling experience. Branchout! was such an ideal program, because not only was I able to give back to the community, but it was through a way that spreads my passions for STEM, my beliefs in a strong education, and sets up the mentees for success in the future. Being a tutor was an extremely positive experience for both the tutor and the student. Branchout! helped to foster connections with the students, and also other tutors, friendships that still hold today. I will never forget the way Milike from JLCC's eyes lit up when she saw the makeshift volcano, and when we hugged each other afterward. I hope to return every year that I am eligible to continue spreading a passion for STEM, providing a strong educational base for underprivileged students, ensuring other mentors are doing they're job to the best of their ability and doing my part in giving back to the community that gives me so much.