Nicholas Tarleton

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Westchester, IL

Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy

Nicholas as served two years during high school as a research apprentice in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducting studies on childhood obesity and genetics.  This experience has led him to develop a a passion for a career in food science and human nutrition career as a food scientist.  He hopes to eventually establish a non-profit to educate and assist single parents about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for their children.  Despite the obstacles of living paycheck to paycheck in a single parent home, he is “confident that I will be able to finance my education through hard work, determination, and a positive mindset.”

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