About Vennesa ...“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case you failed by default.” J.K Rowling’s words changed my perception of failure. I am not afraid to struggle because I am not afraid to grow. I am a proud failure having seen myself grow. Through my failures I have discovered who I am and what I want to achieve. My name is Vennesa Valentine and I am currently enrolled at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, majoring in Biochemistry. My passion for sciences stem from my childhood vision of a valuable profession. The inner drive to positively change the lives of persons in the society while contributing to the world of science. Thanks to Passport to College, I have been blessed with the opportunity to make my dream a reality in pursuing a career as a forensic pathologist.