The Oregon Women of Tomorrow

We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.

By Marty Patail March 2, 2015 Published in the March 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

"I would like to be a lawyer because I want to help people. And if I'm really good at my job I would start my own business. I will work hard at all my grades to get a good job." - Alicia

"When I get older I want to be a scientist of chemistry because I think it is fascinating and I want to help people and I want to make medicine for people." - Delilah

"I want to be a genetic engineer because I want to create hybrids. Also I will study DNA and the hybrids I create to see which parent it looks more like. Also if it shares more of the same behavior of one parent and less for the other." - Mia

"When I grow up I want to be a baker because I like to make sweets for customers." - Christina

"I want to be a teacher when I get older. Why I want to be a teacher is because I always wanted to be a teacher since I was 6 years old." - Tiann

"When I grow up I will be a teacher helper." - Daria

"I want to be a veterinarian because you get to take care of animals. Did you know I love animals? My bunny inpspires me to be a veterinarian becasue I love taking care of animals. - Autumn

"When I grow up I want to be a chemist. Last year I went to my sink and saw all the liquids that were dirty. I wondered what would all the liquids might look like if I mix them up. I got a bowl then putted soy sauce, sink water, soap, soup and other liquids. I got a spoon then mixed it up. at the end it turned brown. I told my mom about it. When I returned the bowl was empty. I asked my dad if he washed it and he did." - Jackie

"When I grow up I want to be a scientist. It inspires me because I realize it would be cool to make new things, like a 3-D crayon." - Dasia

"When I grow up I want to be a kindergarten teacher, because when I was in kindergarten Ms. Rowland inspired me when I was 5 years old. I told her how to speak in Spanish. She learned so fast and I still wonder why can't vestal school have Spanish class." - Abigail

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