Being awarded the Fernandez Earle Scholarship is an incredible honor. I am one step closer to my career goal of becoming a Marine Biologist. It is amazing that I have been given this opportunity to study at Hawai’i Pacific University. Being granted the scholarship has opened up many doors for not only me, but also my community. My hope is that I have inspired my family and peers, to work hard in school and in the community because it can definitely pay off. I am beyond grateful to the Fernandez Earle Scholarship Foundation for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity to study marine biology in Hawai’i.
My plan for after I achieve my Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology is to come home to Haida Gwaii. Where I feel that my education will be of great use to the betterment of our ocean and community. Over the years I have heard that there is a great need for locals to study marine biology and I hope that I will be able to fill that need. I would like to thank the foundation and its donors once again for this incredible opportunity.