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Recipient Profile - Ligaya

LIGAYA KING

HOMETOWN:  
Temecula, CA

COLLEGE OF ENROLLMENT:  
University of California – Davis                 

MAJOR:  
Nutrition Science

CURRENT AGE & PROJECTED AGE UPON GRADUATION YEAR:  
29 and just shy of 31.

HERO POWERS:  Misunderstood Sarcasm

PASSIONS/HOBBIES:  Sewing, art, crafts, napping.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS AND 10 YEARS AFTER COLLEGE GRADUATION: 
5 years after undergraduate studies I hope to be nearing the end of a PhD program.  And in 10 years I hope to be working in a research lab and teaching at a university.  At some point in there also building a family.

TOP 3 LIFE GOALS and HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THEM:
1.     Finish school – Mantra: It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be done.
2.     Travel the world – Seize any opportunity to travel even if I have to go alone.
3.     Have it all – Be happy with what I already have

BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY(S) FROM YOUR CANCER EXPERIENCE: 
My biggest takeaway is understanding that sadness, frustration and anger are ok and wavering positivity is not a failure.  Moments of darkness are necessary in life but it’s important not to fester.