When I was a kid, my parents were a bit skeptical about my desire to pursue science and engineering.
I was so eager to learn to ride a bike and read physics books.
But after my parents moved to the US, I became fascinated by science.
I would get up at night to read about it.
I decided that I wanted to be a scientist.
After all, I was the oldest in my class.
When I started my first science project at a local science center, I got a lot of praise.
I didn’t know how to explain how I got to be so good at science, so I asked for a mentor.
That’s how I learned to think critically about everything that I was doing.
My teacher, Mariana, was a scientist herself.
She was also a math teacher at a public school.
When she was teaching me about math, she made me study the problems on her computer and try to understand what I was saying.
When Mariana came home from a vacation to visit, I would bring her a problem I had solved.
She’d look at me with amazement and tell me that she had made me a math genius.
I also became fascinated with other sciences.
At one point, I even wanted to become a scientist and go to a physics or astronomy class, just to be around them and learn from them.
But as I got older, I realized that I needed to make the most of the time I spent with my peers.
I realized I could make a difference in the lives of other kids.
So when I was about 11, I enrolled in a science program.
I got the help of my family and some friends who were in science.
That was my first year of science.
When it came time to start my second year, I had a lot more friends in science and math.
I had some friends in math, too.
In a lot other ways, my first four years were more fun than my last two.
The first year was filled with great experiences and lots of fun.
But the second year I felt a little more lost.
I needed a little encouragement.
When I was 13, I decided to take a science class that was sponsored by a large corporation.
It was very different than the ones I had attended in high school.
In science, the professor is a scientist who has studied the subject for decades.
The students in the class are also scientists.
I felt like I was in a real science class.
I found it so easy to understand everything that the professor was saying and talk about my problems.
I also enjoyed talking to other kids who had the same interests.
My teacher was a strong scientist who knew her subject and had a real passion for it.
One thing that struck me was how different the science class was from the high school science classes.
My science teacher and I were always chatting in the science lab, but in high schools the teacher never sat in the same room with students.
My friends were always talking to me, too, and I had to listen to them.
I loved this part of the class because it was so different from what I had been taught in high-school science classes that were very similar to my own.
I learned that there are lots of different types of science and that the subject matter is diverse.
I became obsessed with the different ways of doing science.
One day, after my science class, I went to a local supermarket and bought some lunch for the students.
I went in to ask for some lunch because my class was on break.
When the teacher arrived, he came back with a bag of lunch.
He brought me a small bag of chips and a large plastic bag of popcorn.
He took the bags back to the science room and showed me how to open it.
The bag of snack food was the one that had the ingredients in it.
I looked at it and was blown away.
It looked like a snack bag.
I just stared at the bag for a while, confused.
Then I realized what it was.
I took the bag back and handed it to my friend.
He opened it and found out that it was a bag made from paper.
I knew then that it must be a snack.
I ate the bag of snacks and started eating them again.
I think I was hooked.
The teacher told me that it tasted amazing.
It reminded me of something I had tasted in my childhood, which was ice cream.
I could have eaten the bag any time.
But when I did, I could taste the chocolate.
I remember thinking, What is this chocolate?
I had never tasted chocolate before.
When you see something like that, it reminds you that you are special.
I have always had this desire to be something special.
I started to realize that I could be more successful in science because I had the confidence to say that I am not a nerd, that I like to be different and different things.
And I felt so lucky that I found my passion.
Science helped me to