I wear a necklace all the time which has a mandala on one side and the Marine Corps insignia on the other. The mandala represents an ancient map to the past and future or the more modern theorized Einstein-Rosen bridge. It is how I am reminded of my passion for STEM and how I am building my own path to my future. The Marine Corps insignia is to honor my father who served for 8 years in the military and 4 years in the Marine Corps. This keeps my grounded and reminds me of all the lives sacrificed so that I could have mine.