Nothing inspires a child more than natural curiosity and I have had the opportunity to harness that energy and educate students in science lessons in a wide range of settings ranging from kayaks to classrooms. The role of education in many lives is often centered around learning details to pass tests, but I savor all opportunities to tailor lessons to broaden horizons and not just increase test scores. Showing the possibilities that can arise from working hard to develop certain skills with real-life results, lifestyles, and careers is a goal whenever I work with children. Memorizing the parts of an animal cell may help with getting a better grade in school, but the true meaning comes with showing the connection between how studying the organelles translates to becoming a cell biologist and working towards preventing or curing cancer. Showing the doors that are possible to open and their corresponding keys is the true purpose of education.