Meet the alumni of awakening seed school
Age 27 | Location: Los Angeles, CA
I am 27 years old and currently living in LA. In 2015, I completed my PhD in Neuroscience at Caltech and began working as a researcher at an asset management firm. I am passionate about science and science communication and am part of a SciComm group called the Nerd Brigade, which works to get people asking questions and learning about the world around them. I graduated from the Seed in 2000. The Seed inspired my life-long love of science and taught me that anyone can be a scientist, a lesson I hope to pass on to everyone I meet.
Age: 26 | Location: Phoenix, AZ
I attended Awakening Seed School from 2000 – 2004 for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Afterwards, I made my way to public middle and high schools and eventually ventured off to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. I finished my 15-year swimming career at the university, attaining multiple NCAA national championships and All-American awards. I majored in advertising and public relations, and loved every minute of my college experience. However, I missed the sunshine and hated the snow, so I moved back to Phoenix upon graduation where I worked at a digital marketing agency for three years. In December 2017, I began a new career as a marketing coordinator for the Arizona Community Foundation, an organization that provides high-impact giving opportunities for donors, major funding for students and nonprofits, and is a leader on key community issues. I’m beyond fortunate to work at a place that impacts the lives of Arizona residents every day. Among other influences in my life, Awakening Seed School instilled integrity and service into my DNA and I try to carry these traits in my professional and personal lives. I am currently serving my 3rd year as a member of the Board of Directors for Awakening Seed School.
Age: 19 | Irvine, CA
I am currently attending Concordia University Irvine located in Irvine, California. I have just completed my sophomore year and I am studying business administration with an emphasis on management. I plan to graduate in 2018. I am also a member of the Concordia swim team and have just finished my second year as a collegiate athlete. Moving out of state to attend college has really taught me what is most important in my life and what I value most. Family and friends are a huge part of my life and are truly all that matters to me. I receive great support from each and every family member at home and have extremely loving and supportive friends who keep me focused and motivated in all that I do. Academics and athletics are currently the main focus of my life as I work towards receiving a college degree, as well as being a supportive and friendly teammate to my entire team. The Seed greatly influenced the person I am today in a few ways. I believe I have a very positive outlook on life and always try to see the best in every person I meet and I have the Seed to thank for that. I learned from my time there to accept all people and embrace every individual’s uniqueness. Also I believe the Seed had a great influence on helping me discover who I am. The Seed taught me a lot about loving myself and embracing my strengths while also learning from my weaknesses, which still helps me in my life decisions today. I am very thankful to have attended the Seed from kindergarten to 4th grade and believe it has strengthened me and built me into the individual I am today.