Essay on The Woman Who Started My Career

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Mrs. Sullivan: The Woman Who Started My Career Mrs. Sullivan, my science teacher from fourth to eighth grade, has been arguably the single-most influential person in my journey towards choosing a career. Naturally, she had a charismatic air about her, and constantly demonstrated how extraordinarily effectively she could teach. She seemed to adore pointing my young self towards a multitude of scientific careers. These careers include, but are not limited to, seismology and herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. Over the years I dabbled with each field of study, neither liking nor disliking anything in particular. My keen-minded teacher, however, began to notice a pattern. She saw that one of the first paths I took to researching anything in particular was to study the types of math involved, and to base my final opinion of the subject on how varied or entertaining I found the mathematics. When she pointed this out to me, she suggested looking into computer science, and --like a shot-- I took to it instantaneously. First and foremost, allow me to portray Mrs. Sullivan’s physical characteristics. When I first met her, she was in her mid-fifties. Mrs. Sullivan had impossibly iridescent dark blue eyes, light brown, shoulder length hair, and an angular face. However, she was remarkably short. At around five feet tall, I was only around five inches shorter than her when we met. She was tan because, as I realized later, she enjoyed gardening. Looking back,…

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