Education is one of my ways to progress in life, and through this program I will have a better opportunity to make that happen. I have not always lived in New Orleans, but over the period of the six years that I have been here, I have grown to love the culture and the people of New Orleans. To me, New Orleans is a place that I would consider to settle down and live. Because I feel this way, I feel that I could be part of the change in the city; that I could make a difference in the city with ingenuity and creativity. This program appeals to my sense of ingenuity, and because of that, I would like to take part in this program to make a change in the city.