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Kaitlyn – future marine biologist

When I grow a little older I would enjoy studying marine biology. A job as a marine biologist really speaks out to me because I am very curious and have always liked to explore new things. Since 95% of our oceans are unexplored I think this could be a very challenging and suitable job for me. I would get to work with many different animals but I would enjoy working with dolphins and whales the most. I am really intrigued by dolphins because they are some of the most intelligent mammals on the earth.

Becoming a marine biologist would take a lot of practice and skill. It is also not a job that anybody can do because you have to have just the right amount of patience and training. I would love to go to Texas A&M to earn a four year bachelor's degree in marine biology. I would like to go to A&M because I have read that they have a really outstanding marine biology department.

I learned about this profession by researching jobs that had to do with both animals and working in the ocean. When I read more about marine biology I knew that it would be a perfect fit for me. Since so much of our oceans are unexplored there should be many opportunities for me to get a job as a marine biologist after graduation. I would be very interested in getting a job near the coast and working with others that could teach me new things every day.

I would be extremely fortunate to become a marine biologist because it is something that I would really enjoy doing. I am really excited to see what the future has in store for me as a marine biologist!

Kaitlyn's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.