An schooling with a concentrate on STEM encompasses a broad collection of disciplines that opens doorways to many profession fields.
In her personal phrases, Maj. Esther Cleggs-Burns talks about how she started her profession with an schooling in Plant Science with focus in Biotechnology from Fort Valley State College. Leveraging her expertise and schooling gained at FVSU she expanded her attain working for the US Division of Agriculture, Farm Service Company because the Farm Mortgage Chief.
FVSU gave me the inspiration to suppose by issues critically which has assisted in my growth as an officer working in plans and operations. As well as, I joined ROTC my junior yr which gave me a stable navy basis.
Combining these backgrounds and experiences right into a profession, I didn’t do it alone, I leaned on mentors and household as inspiration.
In highschool, I had the will to pursue biomedical engineering or change into a pediatric bodily therapist. Throughout my senior yr, my Vice Principal spoke to me about scholarships that have been obtainable in agriculture that weren’t obtainable in different sectors. He enlightened me on totally different agriculture diploma applications that may enable me to take the pre-requisites I’d have to pursue the profession I wished and scholarships that may pay for my schooling. The USDA gave me a “full experience” to attend Fort Valley State College.
I discovered the significance of chosen household whereas in school. The Traditionally Black School and College expertise is like none different. It was a household ambiance that allowed the liberty to expertise life, but in addition stored me centered on the aim of graduating. My professors, division head, and dean have been all integral elements of my matriculation and growth as a younger grownup. They afforded me alternatives for work-study, internships, and serving as an agriculture ambassador. They taught me the significance of constructing relationships, relationships I nonetheless have.
I joined ROTC my junior yr which gave me a stable navy basis as effectively. Loads of the boys in my household served (my dad and all his brothers, my grandfather, my mother’s brother, and my brother) and I wished to observe of their footsteps in addition to make them proud as the one lady in my household to serve.
In my navy profession, I’ve had the chance to deploy with the Military Reserve to each Afghanistan and Qatar. Most lately, I commanded 85 Military Reserve Troopers, as a part of City Augmentation Medical Process Pressure 005-1’s, deployment to Elmhurst Hospital in New York Metropolis in assist of COVID 19 reduction.
As a 70H, Well being Service Plans Officer, I wasn’t dealing immediately with COVID sufferers however using my civilian and Military expertise to handle the crew and preserve these crucial medical suppliers sharp and prepared.
I’m honored to serve within the navy. Each task stretches me differently which advantages not solely my navy profession, however my civilian profession and private growth.
Sure, my household is typically nervous, fearful, and disheartened, however they’re at all times proud. I’ve an especially supportive husband and household that will probably be there for him as wanted with our two ladies. They serve after I serve. Together with household, prayer and meditation is how I take care of stress in my life.
I’m fulfilled by what I do. I take delight in what I do. I benefit from the duality of getting a civilian and navy profession.
|Date Posted:||09.24.2020 14:41|
|Location:||GILLEM ENCLAVE, GA, US|
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