I am very excited that this scholarship is being made a possibility by the surviving family and team members of Kristen. It is unfortunate how she left this world and looking to the future, I know her ideals can be advanced through works like this. I have seen first hand how detrimental giving into conditioning can be for a person. I have sought after female mentors for decades; hoping to find someone willing to invest in me so that I may continue to invest in myself for even better results. "Team work makes the dream work" and I've been working to build a solid support system/team relentlessly since a DV incident in February 2018. I actually received a short consultation with the Hofheimer firm when referred by Heather Brinkman with Five Rings Financial Planning Group. I have been working for CMA CGM since September 2021 and have realised my need for enhanced written and oral communication skills. It was suggested to me that I would benefit greatly from a professional sales skills course. Having been diagnosed later in life with ADHD has also led me to realise that no matter your circumstances, you control how far you go by never giving up on yourself and your goals. When I have more resources, I have been able to help myself and many more people better. I have worked to acquire knowledge and tangible resources to share with other single mothers and financially struggling young adults in the area. I started a company in 2017 called Busy Creators to help more as I could. I was able to buy my first home in January 2022 as a separated woman from a USN active duty member and I have physical primary custody of my two amazing boys, aged 5 and 7 now. I have almost always been met in a professional workplace with hostility and competitiveness; sometimes fear that my achievements might mean I am looking to advance into someone's position. I wish I could say I understand these outlooks so I can learn how to move past them, but I currently do not. I want to work. I want to earn. I want to learn and to help others more. I'm not quite sure what is the best route for me to achieve these things; so I am always open and adaptable when seeking and receiving new information to support these internal values and external goals. I want to take a professional sales skills course to become fully certified and proficient in the educational categories within that course. I see the benefit it has had for the woman that suggested it to me, Shelby Willhahn, and I want the opportunity to have that knowledge to use too. Thank you immensely for this opportunity. I am so happy exists and hope to make it to the next round to share more of my hopes, dreams, and capabilities with you all. I have been able to make big things happen on my own and know that with your support I can do even more. That is worth putting everything I can into it. I want to make this world a better place; so, I will and I won't let anything stop me in my pursuits for better. I hope to have your continued support in my future endeavors.