Which community college are you currently attending?

Roxbury Community College

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Which program are you pursuing and what about the subject intrigues you most?

Biotechnology and Biochemistry in general is my subject interest.

What are your education and career aspirations?

I would like to pursue a BS/MS program in Biotechnology.

What is a fun fact about you that few people know?

I’m obsessed with science fiction and horror podcasts. And, in my spare time, I write short stories to submit to No Sleep (unsuccessfully, it’s for my own enjoyment).

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What is your favorite book/movie/song and why?

Dune by Frank Herbert. When I was a teenager I lived in a small town and reading the detailed and intricate universe of Dune provided me a safe escape from the world around me.

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What is your current favorite streaming binge and why?

The Sheridan Tapes, because I love the way the story-telling flows.

In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?

Writing, reading, cooking, and doodling on occasion!

How are you practicing self-care during this difficult time?

I have meditated at least once a day, and I’ve been enjoying trying different face masks that I find at Dollar Tree.

How are you adjusting to remote life and what are your tips to stay motivated?

I have both a digital and physical calendar that I use to keep track of stuff. And I make my bed every morning and get dressed into real clothes so that it sets the tone for the rest of the day so that I stay out of bed.

As a Point Community College Scholarship Recipient, what is your message to other LGBTQ+ students?

Please don’t lose hope and that there is a whole community of loving people in this world that will and love and accept you.

This post’s responses were submitted by Point Community College Scholarship Recipient Nancy Berger (She/Her/Hers).

Berger is currently pursuing a degree in Biotechnology and Biological Services at Roxbury Community College. Read more about Nancy here.

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