Gave Up Not Caring

I knew I wanted to study marine biology after I was stung by a jellyfish off the coast of Italy in third grade. I later found out how it stung me when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the fact that a creature without a brain could do that fascinated me. The passion drove me to apply for college under a marine biology major. I chose University of Oregon because it has a great marine biology program... and a great journalism program: my other passion. I spent my childhood exploring the interesting world beneath the waves. My parents would have to drag me out of exhibits at the aquarium because I could stare at each species and research them for hours -- luckily I was able to intern at th

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