supported the latter Administration benefited from a French American education, we could have perhaps avoided the
mess we let ourselves get into.
As for my fascination of biology
by a mesmerizing Mr. Brown, I use it
daily from knowing how to eat healthily
as a vegetarian to avoiding lactic acid
build-up. Biology, particularly its branch
of ecology, also helped me to develop
my set of values. For example, instead
of buying a Hummer to overcome my
mid-life crisis, I decided to purchase
tropical forest land in my birth country
for conservation purposes.
(Visit uiracu.org.br if you also want
to trade in your SUV).
As for the elegance of physics
wittily conveyed by Mr. Ward, I used
it with assurance when explaining the
importance of curbing anthropogenic
greenhouse gas emissions to policymak-ers in the public and private sectors. And
what about the philosophy that Mrs.
Camblin transmitted in the IB Theory of
Knowledge? Who says that all knowledge has to be applied anyways?
Lastly and most certainly not least,
one of the greatest assets of French
American, as with Ivy League schools,
is the deep network of contacts I have
gained over the years. Although knowing your field helps, who you know is
ultimately more important and is the
door to getting a job. As a matter of fact,
most of the jobs I obtained in the Bay
Area were thanks to colleagues, teachers
or parents at French American, to whom
I remain very grateful.
It is said that one travels the world in
search of what one only discovers once
he returns home. Perhaps it is time to
return home to be nearer to our friends
and family at French American.
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