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Khrystina Campos






Biology, USF




Tampa, FL




My name is Khrystina Campos, I was born and raised here in Tampa, FL where I spent the entirety of my primary and secondary education in the public school system.  I am quite thankful for this and feel that it served me well in educating and preparing me for my subsequent ventures. Once I graduated high school, I came to USF and obtained my Bachelor of science degree in Biology and minored in Public Health.  I always knew I would pursue a science education, but was never entirely sure how I would evolve this into a career.  I contemplated a variety of career paths yet always failed to feel content with my decision, ultimately I came to the realization that becoming a teacher was what I genuinely wanted, and the deliberation was over.

              I can say that the experiences of my own educational career and the influence of valuable  teachers helped me realize my teaching aspirations. As an adolescent I had the misfortune of losing a parent while in school, yet the solicitude and kind gestures of teachers who were considerate helped make this time less difficult for me. This experience helped me understand what a valuable position teachers hold not only in educating their students but to be a part of their journey through youth. I am eager for the opportunity to share knowledge and excitement about the science discipline and to be a person of support to the student who needs it.

              I have always told myself I want to be a student forever and lifetime learner, I know that this desire  can be fulfilled through teaching.  I earnestly believe that my capabilities would be best served by becoming a secondary teacher, I want to connect with students and share a love for science and what is has to offer. I am very grateful to be a part of the Noyce STEM Scholars program, which is allowing me to realize my aspirations.



Dr. Jason Jude Smith, Program Manager
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, EDU105
Tampa, Fl 33620
Phone: 813-974-1345











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