I chose biomathematics because I know that I would be able to learn more about not just one study I loved, but my two favorite disciplines: numbers and genetics. When I found out that Rutgers has biomathematics as an option for a major, I jumped on it immediately. My dream is to be a research scientist—to find a cure for dyslexia. This scholarship made one thing in particular possible. I wanted to get experience in a lab before going to grad school. I have researched many programs, ranging from Michigan to Maine to Georgia, that offer summer internships in a research lab for first-year undergraduate students. To attend one of the research programs would not have been possible.