I believe in my dream to become a scientist, an astronaut and someday the first astronaut to step on Mars.
What started this dream?
As young as I can remember I was fascinated by the night sky (as early as age 5) and I remember looking up and knowing someday I would go to space.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
I am motivated by my belief in myself and the huge support of teachers, friends and family who have all believed in me. And now an online community of over 700,000 people.
What are your goals?
I plan to graduate college with astrobiology and Russian degrees and enter a Phd program to study astrobiology straight from my undergraduate work. I will get my PhD and work as a scientist and start applying to become an astronaut. I also have a goal to attain my private pilot license in the next 6 months and in next 2 years plan to extend my scuba certification from a rescue diver to a dive master which is a professional certification.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
On Twitter @AstronautAbby Instagram @AstronautAbbyOfficial Facebook and Linked In and Google+ look up Astronaut Abby
My nonprofit: themarsgeneration.org
The Dreamer Blog features two people each week in pursuit of their dreams, large or small everyone has a dream that deserves support. Douglas Geller, the author of this blog is also the author of the book The Dreamer; you can learn more about The Dreamer and purchase it at: http://amzn.to/2j7W79P