The Defining Moment
The decision to come to America for my master's degree was a defining moment in my life. Here in America, I have met so many friends from different countries, including Chile, Turkey, Brazil, and Thailand. The different attitudes they have in terms of how they see the world or deal with difficulties gives me inspiration, and helps me broaden my own horizon. Thanks to this experience, I can see more potential in myself. I have learned to dream big and believe anything is possible.
Motivation Behind the Move
Agriculture is very important to all cultures. It has changed history and the way humans interact with the Earth. However, agricultural development is facing great challenges. Issues like global warming, water scarcity, and environment pollution all threaten our way of life. I want to contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture, which is why I chose crop science as my current major. My master's program involves comparing the responses of different annual forage species under deficit irrigation, in order to select the species with the best ability to handle drought and still produce forage with high production and high quality while using less water. Hopefully, in the end, we can solve the problem of forage shortage during dry periods and conserve water at the same time.