Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
My school didn't have the resources to run cool biological or anatomical experiments, however, I relied on my textbooks and Youtube to get a better understanding of wild-life (e.g. usually aquatic animals!). I did have a fantastic chemistry teacher who got me excited in learning about the interface between chemistry and biology, which in part led to my decision to apply to biochemistry PhD programs. I actually didn't know I was going to pursue a science career when I was in high school; my immigrant parents wanted me and my sister to pursue traditional career paths that were well-paid and well-respected (e.g. clinicians). So it's fantastic that Planting Science has a platform for K-12 students to interact with real-life scientists. This is something I wished I had growing up; I think this platform would have supported me in giving me the confidence to pursue my true interests, rather than giving in to familial career-directed pressures.