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NMSI Student Spotlight - Oscar Rosas

My name is Oscar Rosas, and I am a Junior attending Sweetwater Union High School in National City, California. AP Biology and science are interesting to me because I like to learn about the mechanisms and systems at work in organisms and the environments around us. From biodiversity, gene regulation, DNA synthesis to the Organelles in Eukaryotes, everything we learned in AP Bio is fascinating and I always want to have a deeper look into concepts and systems. Analyzing and observing the world around me has always been something I loved, and science has allowed me to learn more about the world and different types of organisms. 

NMSIIs there anyone (relative, friend) or anything (book, TV show, movie) that you would give credit for getting you excited about Biology and science before you got into AP classes?  

Oscar: Really, I give credit to my wonderful and amazing Biology teacher at Sweetwater High School, Ms. [Taryn] Johnson. Ms. Johnson does so much for her students and always finds a way to make class interesting, fun, and engaging for all. Before taking AP Biology, I took Accelerated biology which was one of the best classes I had in 9th grade. Ms. Johnson was also my teacher, and I enjoyed our lessons and interactive and collaborative lab activities.  

NMSIDid you attend any NMSI Student Study sessions this year? If so, how did the sessions help you? 

Oscar: This year I was able to utilize NMSI resources such as study session videos and review materials on NMSI Blackboard. I enjoyed watching them and the extra practice with NMSI practice modules allowed me to feel confident going into the AP Biology test in June.  

NMSIWhat would you like to do for your career? 

Oscar: I’m interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research or as a biological technician.  Biology and science are interesting to me because I like to learn about the mechanisms and systems at work in organisms and the environments around us. 

NMSIDid you study at school or from home last year? What was it like for you? Is there something from the way you learned that you would like to see continue into next school year? 

Oscar: Last year I studied from home in virtual distance learning. For me the experience was new and made me nervous. I had never been at home for so long throughout the day. It was a strange at first, but as the year continued, I was able to overcome obstacles and find a way to thrive and succeed in the year. Something from the year that I would like to see continue into next school year is having extra study resources available for all students and fun class lessons.  
 

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