The past year has been a challenge, but I am proud of how far I have come since my first year of university! There were many times that I struggled during this school year, but overall I succeeded in achieving my goals. I was able to declare a major in psychology, and I hope to add a criminology minor later this year. During this past school year, I found myself more interested in criminology, and I hope to one day pursue a career as a forensic psychologist. Through the psychology and criminal justice programs at UFV, I have been able to broaden my understanding of these fields and am excited to join them together in my desired career. Thanks to my excellent professors and UFV staff, I am now working towards a career that I am passionate about.
The scholarship awarded to me by the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club was once again instrumental in my success this year. Because of this scholarship, school was able to remain a priority, and although many of my classes were much more challenging than my first year, I was able to focus on schooling and work hard. I was also able to focus more on my dance teaching job, which is a job that I have had since before my university career and hope to continue in for the remainder of my schooling. Thanks to the AFGC, I was able to support my students and be there for their performances, instead of being weighed down with a combination of overwhelming amounts of schoolwork and full time shifts. Teaching dance is something that fills my heart and helps me support my mental health, and I appreciate the AFGC for helping me allocate time to it.
I am about to enter my third year at UFV, and I am excited for the challenge of upper level classes and the opportunity to grow my understanding of my chosen career path. I will continue to teach dance classes, and I am excited to grow my artistic skills as well. Over the past year, I have found a passion in makeup artistry, and I continue to paint as a way to express myself outside of school and work. I hope to continue to represent the AFGC with pride, and am excited to visit the range more often on breaks and in between semesters.
Thank you to the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club for the support, and thank you for providing opportunities to students like me despite the setbacks we’ve all faced these last few years.