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BSC alum dives in and brings childhood dream to life

Published: Nov 17 2016
Justin Reinicke felt like he was swimming against the tide in high school.

“I just didn’t like the whole public education system,” he said. “I was uninspired.”

His poor grades reflected his disillusionment, and when he graduated he looked for a different path. He worked a few jobs and ended up pouring concrete. A few years passed, and he got anxious.

“After high school I was so relieved: I’m free! But, I knew in the back of my mind that I had potential, and I didn’t want it to go to waste.”

Then, one night Reinicke was watching the Blue Planet series (a BBC production), and had a revelation.

“I thought: That’s it! That’s what I’m going to do. I knew then I wanted to go back to school to pursue my dream I’ve had since childhood of being a marine biologist. It was the turning point.”
He decided to start at BSC.

Continue reading this story written for the Fall 2016 issue of BSC Magazine.