Meet Regina

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Vet staff at the Zoo

When choosing careers, most children are trivial with their interests. They switch from career to career like bees to flowers- but not me. Ever since I was six, I’ve known that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I would watch Emergency Vets on Animal Planet and I swear to you, my devotion to that show was almost religious. I always imagined myself being one of those vets, saving the life of a helpless animal.

Of course, by the time I was in middle school, I realized that just because it was a childhood fantasy it didn’t necessarily mean that being a vet would be the right career choice for me. So, like any responsible teenager, I looked into volunteering opportunities that would help me figure out if that’s what I truly wanted to do. Thanks to the modern miracle that is the Internet, I found out about Zoo Corps.

After that, I just knew. I volunteered with Zoo Corps for four years- possibly the most important years of my life so far. Zoo Corps has helped shape me as a person and clarified my vision for the future. Now I can happily say, “My name is Regina and I want to attend the University of California, Davis next fall because I want to be a vet.” Despite having firm beliefs for my future, I am still a regular teen. Although I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, I will always favor The Beatles above all else. Other than school, my weekdays are usually spent going between Academic League/Decathlon practice and Drama meetings. What little time I have left over, I spend with my friends and family.

I am representing the Photography Team.