My name is Shamara Lawrence and I live my life by the philosophy “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”- Babe Ruth. I am originally from Jamaica. Getting into a good college was one of greatest life goal; thanks to Passport to College, that dream is now a reality. I was awarded a Chancellor Scholarship in December 2015 to study at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). I am currently a Biochemistry major at UAPB. I am passionate about science and ultimately wish to obtain an MD/Ph.D., with a focus in Pharmacology. My greatest desire is to work towards a position where I can honor the efforts of those who helped/are helping to propel me towards my goal and to give back to a society that has selflessly given me so much.