Hello! I am currently a senior in the Biomedical Sciences Major here at UW-Tacoma! I have been going to school for a really long time, starting back in 2012 in Running Start! I earned my Associate’s in Arts at South Puget Sound Community College in 2015, originally fulfilling prerequisites for computer sciences. After life events and humbling experiences, I returned to Washington and studied American Sign Language before finally decided to change paths to Nursing in 2017. I earned my Associate’s degrees in Biology and Science and fell in love with Science as well as the abilities healthcare professionals have to change their patient’s lives. After a debate on the autonomy differences of healthcare professionals, I switched to studying Medicine with a surgical focus after the loss of my father this past year. I have worked in many different industries and positions such as: Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, Banking and Finance, Laboratory Technician, Music Teacher, Natural Sciences Tutor, Medical Scribe, Certified Nursing Assistant, as well as Retail Customer Service and Sales. I will say it has taken some time for me to figure myself out enough to know what I wanted for myself, but I can proudly say now that I have never been more sure of what I want to do.
My interests in Global Affairs pertain to my life goals. I would like to spend a year abroad traveling between my Bachelor’s Degree and Medical school to leave the United States. I want to see the state of the world with my own eyes and not through another’s lens. It is my hope I can use my expanding skillsets to adapt a level and style of patient care that transcends the values of current medical systems, while enhancing its positives. I am hoping to establish my own clinic after working in a program similar to the travelling hospital USNS Mercy as a civilian surgeon. Healthcare is not a spectator sport, nor is it an isolated incident. It is an absolute necessity that unites all people from all walks of life. A global and culturally humble perspective is necessary to that end. Global Affairs offers these topics as subjects of growth. In addition, something I have noticed is that growth is not defined by the time you take to arrive somewhere but by the skills and lessons you learn by moving forward. Certain skills, such as simply being nice, or good customer service, transcend work, school, and life boundaries. You would be surprised at how many new friends and connections you can make with that skillset.
I love to try new things. I took up ice skating at 21 and am certified at ISI Freestyle Four. I am a gamer. I have played video games such as RPGs and MMOs for years and have built my own desktop computers to play them (though I also own a Nintendo Switch and before you ask, yes, I do play Pokemon and Animal Crossing). Recently I have been going for walks with my headphones for exercise. I enjoy cooking, though I am not amazing I am functional. My favorite food is anything delicious.