Hola, me llamo Helen Kalleb, y yo estoy loca. Hello. My name is Helen Kalleb, and I am crazy, or at least, that is what six-year-old Bianca consistently yammered on about as I spent June of 2019 with her, her family, and her community in San Isidro General, Costa Rica. Ever since middle school, I have babysat, tutored, and watched kids
Nurses provide a personal connection and comfort for patients and their families. I plan on majoring in nursing so that I may be able to relate to, console, and overall care for others. In addition, I plan to pursue a Spanish Certificate for Medical Professionals as I have fallen in love with the Spanish language, and I desire to be able to communicate and connect with any patient that comes my way.
Other Academic Interests
Spanish Certificate for Medical Professionals
What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program?
Ever since I was a child, my parents have taught me how important it is that I have a community that provides me with a sense of belonging and allows me to trust those around me and find comfort in them. Growing up, I had my church and school communities that served as this type of environment for me, but as I started looking into which colleges I wanted to attend, it became apparent that I would have to find my own community within the thousands of like-minded college students I would be surrounded by. Knowing that I desired to attend UT, I realized that my high school of about 1,100 students did not compare to the population of nearly 9,000 incoming college freshmen planning on attending UT Austin. This being said, I knew how imperative it was to find a community so that I would not feel overwhelmed in such a large environment. Attending the Forty Acres Scholars Program Finalist Weekend, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and connections the current scholars seemed to have with one another. The light-hearted banter and laughs reminded me of that community that my parents had advised that I always had no matter what. Having the opportunity to see how friendly scholars were among themselves, scholarship staff, and donors, I knew immediately that I did not only want to become a part of this community, I knew that I wanted to be a member of the family that the Forty Acres Scholars Program serves to be.