The Road Less Traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the path less traveled by… that has made all the difference.”      -Robert Frost

If you get a chance? take it. If it changes your life? let it. Live the life you want to live. Be the person you’ll be proud of being. Make decisions. Make mistakes.

I have always been one to push forward in life, never looking back with a second glance. Everything I have done from the time I could talk — read — write, was for my future. I have dared to be different, chosen to believe that everything happens for a reason and stepped away from the “crowd.”

Prior to having dreams which put me behind the engineering of a shuttle, I had the dream to predict the future and forecast. From the time I woke up to the time I would fall asleep as a child, the weather forecast would remain on my TV screen. Even in college I do not regret to confess the majority of the applications on my iPhone are regarding weather forecasts — models — severe weather outlook, and others.

Hurricane Ivan

With this background information, you can only began to understand my underlying excitement with the following news: This past week I am very proud to say I was offered the opportunity to job shadow the meteorologist team of the WRAL channel five news cast in Raleigh, North Carolina! Having an applied meteorology minor and a “slight” weather obsession, (aside from coming to Embry-Riddle) made this easily one of the greatest opportunities I have yet to receive.

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About Samantha

Minor: Applied Meteorology
Hometown: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Career Goals: To work for NASA, hopefully as an astronaut.
Why I chose Embry-Riddle: I began to receive flyers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical university with images of space shuttles and outrageous storm photos, things I could not resist. I visited this outstanding Aeronautical school and knew immediately it was the place for me.
Activities: DECA, dance

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