I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Los Angeles, California. My work experience has included holding leadership positions at a start-up youth development organization for Filipino high school students, working as a researcher and program manager for Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and analyzing education policies devised to improve teacher quality in high-poverty public schools. Most recently, as a clinical research coordinator, I collaborated with board-certified physicians to conduct clinical trials for adolescents and adults with various psychiatric disorders. I have a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in history from Duke University. I chose to study nursing because I’m concerned about the ever increasing economic diversity in the U.S. which is outpacing the preparation of nurses to meet this country’s growing health-care demands. I am grateful for the scholarship support I receive, without which I would not be able to pursue my goal of practicing in underserved communities.
School of Nursing 2010