Hello World! My name is John Bullock and I am from Frankfort, Kentucky. It’s a small, fairly rural town and I think I am fortunate to have had an authentic “high school experience” as a result. In high school, I stayed active through organizing and setting up for many of our school events such as homecomings, Sadie Hawkins, and faculty appreciation parties. We organized fund raiser events throughout senior year in order to keep our Senior Prom free and accessible for all of our seniors – a cause to which I was highly devoted while in high school. Outside of school, I spent many hours working at a local greenhouse and on a landscape crew. While it was hard work at times, this experience is invaluable to me because it helped me develop an appreciation for plant life and the natural world. I also enjoy exploring nature in a variety of ways including hunting, fishing, trapping, kayaking, camping, etc.
When I finally do get to Princeton, I plan on majoring in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology. I am also considering a career in veterinary medicine as it seems to blend my personal love for wildlife with my academic interest in the hard sciences.
Then again, this is my current life plan as an 18 year-old who just graduated from high school. I am perfectly comfortable with, and desire to be challenged, to learn, to grow, and to change. I think that is why I primarily wanted to take part in this Bridge Year adventure. I think that, above all else, this next year in Senegal will be an opportunity for me to learn and grow. I am ecstatic that I have this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started!
See you all Saturday!!!