Ismae Bailey, Class of 2021, is a Curry College sophomore with a double major in Forensic Science and Biology, a minor in Chemistry, and a dream of becoming a forensic pathologist. She is also a beneficiary of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
Earlier this month, Ismae was honored as a student speaker at the Foundation’s 1st Annual Dinner, held at the Seaport Boston Hotel. There, she spoke about her gratitude for her scholarship and her extensive involvement with her community (Watch the full speech).
“The Scholarship Foundation has put me on the path to being a true leader in my career aspirations of becoming a forensic pathologist and has allowed me to stay focused on my academics and community service at my school,” she explained.
Ismae is Vice President of Curry Cares, a mentor for students in the First-Year Living Learning Communities (LLC) Program and minority students at Curry, and a class representative for the Class of 2021 in Curry’s Student Government Association.
“As a part of Curry Cares, I have been able to give back not only to my Curry College community but to the Boston community as well,” said Ismae.
Through Curry Cares, Ismae volunteers at Fuller Village, an independent living home for seniors, every other Sunday. She also partners with Boston Serves, a local organization that supports area public schools, including Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Boston. At the Foundation event, Ismae expressed what the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation support has meant for her.
“Thank you for investing in me and all the other young people in this room, thank you for investing in lives of Marine children across our country, but most importantly thank you for investing in our futures,” said Ismae. “I walk with pride, with my head held high, knowing that I have people like you by my side. Therefore, I will continue to be passionate, dedicated, motivated, and work hard toward my goals.”