By: Alexander Martinez Lopez
Lifetimes are filled with anger, sadness, fear and despair but they are also full of joy, serenity, hope and love. It’s all part of life, and life is hard. Life doesn’t come with a set of instructions, but everyone will experience these ups and down, from everyday challenges to traumatic events. Experiences that affect every person differently and shapes us to have unique thoughts, emotions as well as uncertainty towards what challenges will the future hold for us. However, as Alana Stewart once said, “No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.” Science and family have been the major factors in my development of resiliency. My family’s support and my love for science push me every day to face the adversities and hardships I’ve been through.
Science gave me purpose, it was my getaway from all the negatives that were happening around me, but also gave me motivation to face my problems and strive to be an impactful person within my community. Which has always been my goal in life, help those in need or aren’t as fortunate to enjoy good health by using my unlimited curiosity and perseverance. Science and more specifically Biomedical Engineering has given me a platform to explore my curiosities and express my thoughts on engineering in healthcare. It’s astonishing how we continuously develop lifesaving technologies, it drives me to be a part of and to contribute to this scientific community. I’m obviously not a successful scientist with major contributions just yet. However, I’m continuously growing as a scientist and a person to achieve my goals and no matter what difficulties I face on my path to success, I will get through them.