Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
During the summer of 2018, I got the opportunity to travel to an elementary in the province of Gansu- a rural, poverty stricken area in China. I decided to participate in the program due to a desire to give back. I’ve been given a lot in my life, I live in a first world country, I have access to clean water and food and I have amazing learning opportunities. I realized that I have many things that people around the world wouldn’t even have dream of. I felt that it’s time for me to do something for others. Even though the 20 days while we stayed with the students is short, it was one of the most memorable experience I have ever had. This year, I wish to continue to help those who are less fortunate by being a mentor at Branch Out. I want to help those in need to the best of my ability. As a student in the MBHS Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering Magnet Program, I have strong interest and passion for the STEM and hope to inspire and develop other students’ interest in the field as well. I believe joining Branch Out would be beneficial to both the students and me, the mentor as well, it would also give me an opportunity to develop better communication skills and build better relationships with others through conversing and teaching students from different backgrounds.