My name is Brent Cook and I am an APS Minority Scholarship winner. I was born and raised in Arizona and plan to pursue a career in Physics. I am Native American and used to live on the reservation. I selected a physics career because I enjoy understanding the mathematical foundations of everything around us. Of course it is a career with a lot of work involved; however, it is something that I love. Most of all, I want to be able to study the universe and hopefully get into a career that involves particle research. Overall, I'm glad to have received the APS Scholarship because it has made pursuing my goals in life a lot easier.