My name is Shayla Nguyen; Many call me Shay. I am a first-generation Vietnamese American student, and I am working towards double majoring in Philosophy and Pre-law with a Minor in Studio Art. I graduated from Dublin Jerome High school, located in Dublin, Ohio. Where I was involved in Orchestra and Lacrosse. Throughout Highschool and College, I've volunteered in many different fields. I started off volunteering at animal shelters and then moving onto Rabbit rehabilitation, Equine-Facilitated Therapies for veterans, adults, and children with developmental, mental, physical, and emotional disabilities and challenges. I’ve also volunteered for a hospice (Pet Paws) program where my dog, Nova, and I visited patients in nursing homes and assisted living communities. Hospice pet visits offer a welcome distraction from illness and help people feel a little less lonely. At OWU, I am part of The OWU Equestrian Team, where I predominantly focus on Western Horseback Riding. I have my Ohio Cosmetology license alongside a certification in Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Training, credited by The Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. I am constantly working towards further development within these trades. I am extremely grateful and humbled to have been selected to become a member of the Entrepreneurial Scholars Program. Growing up, I had always been inspired by watching my parents build their lives and their business up in a new country. I am very excited to see what lies ahead!