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Kayle Kadir

Hello! I am Kayle Kadir, I am a 5th year Biomedical Science major with a minor in Chemistry and Biology. I am also a C-PT and EMT. I graduated from West Orange High School, in Winter Garden FL.

My favorite classes at UCF have to be Neurobiology, Immunology, and Human Physiology, as they are the foundation of what we are as humans. Neurobiology pertains to how we observe the world around us, using our five senses, and how certain things like staying up too late or drinking caffeine might affect our everyday life. Immunology deals with our body and its autonomous function, maintaining our health. From fighting off sicknesses like the common cold to regulating our body’s cells preventing the synthesis of oncogenes. Finally, Human Physiology deals with the human movement system and how our body functions as a machine. Lifting weights playing sports, or even going on a simple walk. Each of these classes intertwines providing some foundation to build off each other. The more we understand our body and how it works, the healthier we can be. Increasing our longevity and decreasing our risk for potential health issues.

I decided to get involved with STEM as a way to be involved with not only our community but with others that share the same passion and goals as me. As a kid, everything related to science fascinated me. Understanding how and why the world work had always been a lifelong question to which I am still looking for the answers. Every day learning more and more, and with learning more and more. There is room to teach and spread the wisdom I’ve gained through my years of academia. Helping those also find their little spark in a field so filled with potential. STEM gives me the opportunity to help those who want to learn, and to learn from those who want to teach.

A few words of wisdom I feel would be valuable to future STEM students are:
Success without failure doesn’t exist.
Everything will be fine in the end. And if it isn’t, it’s not the end.
There are two types of men in this world: those who think they can’t and those that think they can. They are both right.
Live your life to the fullest and chase your dream. Don’t be afraid to fail because you can also fail while picking the safest option. Use mentality to your advantage as it’s your strongest ally.

In my free time, I like to do things that get me out of my head and allow me to unwind. I like to go to the gym and work out listening to my favorite songs, helping me to produce natural endorphins. Reading self-development books allows me to get away from the toxic social media that tends to corrupt our thinking. Spending time with friends and family or going on a ride outside allows me to feel less of the pressure of the world, forgetting the little stresses that might bother me unknowingly. Playing video games and overall living life in the present is what I like to do outside of school. As much as I worry about my future and how, and where I will end up. The future is so far away.  Too often, I find myself thinking about the future or worrying about the past, that I forget to live in the present. I owe nothing to my past or future self. I owe everything to my present self and where I am right now. That being happy and living content.