My name is Lauren and I am in ninth grade. After seeing the movie Hidden Figures and reading the book, I want to be the next Katherine Johnson to use my gifts and talents to change the world. My desire is to help lead a new age of scientific exploration. I would also like to be the next Katherine Johnson because I would like to set an example for other girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Another reason that I would like to be the next Katherine Johnson is because I would like to prove wrong those who have prejudice against African-Americans. With the help God, I will achieve my God-given dreams and potential. One final reason I would like to be the next Katherine Johnson because like her, I will be confident, work hard, rise above adversity and do it in my own special way.