2020_Micinilio_Career

Since I was a little kid, I have been asked the daunting question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?". I always thought that was a crazy question to ask a child. How is one supposed to know what they want to do when they grow up when they are still trying to figure out who they are. As I prepare to graduate college, I am once again presented with the question, "What do you want to do? What career path do you plan on going down?". At this point in my life, it is a pretty fair question for people to be asking me. With all of the job uncertainty that Covid-19 presents, I am not sure what job I will obtain in the next year. When I ponder the question of what I want to be, what comes to mind is what I am passionate about. I am driven to affect change. From my undergraduate studies, I have learned that the trajectory we are on as a population is not sustainable. I have been infuriated to learn how political decisions are made to benefit the few at the disadvantage of the majority. So when I consider what I would like to be, the most encompassing answer is an advocate for a sustainable future. Whether that be through policy as an environmental lawyer, research as a scientist to further knowledge, or as a sustainability manager, I will continue to take the next best opportunity as an advocate for the harmony between people, planet and profit.