Through the fire service, I have been able to start a career in public service while continuing an education that will allow me to continue to progress in my usefulness to the community. Through my personal, professional, and student life, I have had the opportunity to experience events that have made me aware and sensitive to diversity and current inequalities. I have invested time in defining who I am and the value set for which I adhere. Included in this value set are equality, progress, community, and integrity. I believe that pursuing a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Public Service degree will allow me to continue to do my part in helping people mitigate personal emergencies and allow me a new avenue of service in the pursuit of justice.