Currently Located in Saint Peters, MO, USA.
My name is Sydney, but most people call me Syd. I am a student, a writer, a traveler, a sister, a human trying to better understand the workings of this world. I am curious and loyal, ambitious and realistic.
As of May 2016, I graduated from a traveling high school, THINK Global School, which allowed me to live in three different countries a year. I learned the art of origami while living in Hiroshima and the art of boxing while living in Boston; I learned about the atrocities of humanity in Sarajevo and about the happiness of life in Thimphu. These experience have shaped my perception of world, and because of its constant transformation, I know that through the years it will continue to morph (and hopefully expand).
In high school, I participated in the IB program with Biology, History, and Anthropology at Higher Level and Mathematics, English A, and Spanish B at Standard Level. During the months prior to the end of year examinations, I acted as Student Council President, Head Editor of the magazine, Prefect of my boarding house, and delegate in the Model United Nations Club. As this brief description does not satisfy all my qualifications and achievements, I encourage you to visit my Resumé.
Currently, I am enrolled at Saint Charles Community College, which will allow me to reconnect with family and begin my studies as a Pharmacy major. It may seem more appropriate, with my travel experiences, to go into International Relations or something of the like; however, if there is one thing that truly speaks to me is the power of medicine and healing. As humans, we often find ourselves in arguments or battles caused by either cultural misunderstanding or a difference in goals. While at TGS, I spent a great deal of time researching and writing about such quarrels. It saddened me that humans could so easily dehumanize another group simply because of a belief system, goal, or even in efforts to acquire more land. I still feel passionate about these topics, but knew that when it came to how I want to impact the world that I do not want to be limited to one group of people or one cultural identity. Medicine is one of the few languages that speaks to us all, and by studying it I hope to one day be able to positively impact the lives of people wherever medicinal help is needed.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.