Student Stories

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we ask children as young as four or five years old, hoping to get an impossible and adorable answer. Then we ask again and again over the subsequent years, each time wanting a more realistic and serious response. There seems to be an expectation for young adults to enter the world following a meticulously structured and detailed plan. However, as USRA recipient Simone Hagey realized, taking a few detours may just lead to a future laden with worthwhile and otherwise unnoticed opportunities.
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