Raising four children and providing all the necessary resources for a proper education to succeed in life not only sounds miraculous but costly as well. With my parents funding and supporting my three siblings and I’s college endeavors, it restricted them from enjoying their own personal affairs such as taking vacations or simple day offs from work.
Through my parent’s constant efforts to ensure that their children receive a proper education, their salary would barely cover all of our college expenses such as housing and tuition. And so, in receiving this generous scholarship from the Kiwanis Family Foundation, it has not only lessened my parents financial burden, but also continues to motivate me in pursuing a health-related career.
With the perpetual support that the Kiwanis Family has given me in the past years, I was able to relieve any financial stress and allocate more of my time to studying and seeing what I can do to not only give back to my own family, but to the Kiwanis Family as well.
I had the honor of serving as the past CNH Sunset Lieutenant Governor for the 2019-2020 term. In serving this position, I not only strengthened my leadership and interpersonal skills, but also received exposure in professional settings that I could have never imagined.
With numerous networking opportunities and meeting various health professionals, it has really motivated me to not only give back to my community, but also continue my medical career endeavors.
It was truly a unique experience being able to work with such a talented group of individuals whom not only supported you but also help you grow into the future leader of not only within this organization but in their respective community as well.