The cultural diversity of Utica provides a plethora of knowledge and experience to any of its occupants or visiter. I wish to return there after I receive my BSN from Le Moyne College in Syracuse and hopefully raise kids of my own there so that they are exposed to countless cultures, beliefs, socioeconomic statuses, religions, and nationalities. Utica has allowed for me to live with an open and forgiving mind with my exposure to the qualities previously listed. The diversity and acceptance that it brings allowed me to have a safe environment as an LGBTQ person, which is a major privilege that does not pass far too many people's minds. The public education in the area is large and still growing, but sadly does not receive proper funding from the state government. I wish to further my education into graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Nurse Educator so that I could give back to the community through health, community, and education whether its through locally providing healthcare to those in need or donating my time and money towards my beautiful city and the incredible people within it.