What is something you love about your school? I love that Simmons is a small school, but is located in the center of Boston. It's the best of both worlds!
How/why did you choose your major? I chose nursing as my major because I want to do something impactful in my life. Nursing combines my two passions of health sciences and helping people. The idea of being able to have an impact on someone's life, even if it is small, means so much to me. I also have a passion for wanting to change the healthcare system and how it works. My passions of nursing make me who I am and I know they will only grow stronger during my years at Simmons.
What hobbies/extracurriculars/other interests do you have? Tell us about them! Why are they your passions and how did you get involved? I dance! I started when I was two and have continued it throughout high school and now into college. I love taking classes, teaching younger students and choreographing. I got involved in a dance company based in Portland, Maine called Portland Youth Dance through the dance studio that I have been at for years called Casco Bay Movers. This is where I really started to explore the art of dance and all it has to offer.
Tell us something you are excited about! At Simmons, nursing majors start their clinicals sophomore year. I’m so excited to start these rotations, and receive hands-on training with other nurses.
Tell us about a time you made yourself proud. I was asked to choreograph a dance for a professional show my sophomore year in high school. In addition to choreographing the dance I also had to design the lighting and edit the music!
Tell us about some of your career aspirations. It’s totally ok if you aren’t sure yet! This can be as specific or as general as you want. My goal after I get my nursing degree is to go to midwifery school to become a midwife. I would love to help mothers go through the process of pregnancy in a natural way that will have the most benefits for both them and the baby. I also care a lot about helping women of color, as there is a lack of resources for them when it comes to giving birth naturally.
Do you have a favorite quote/what is a saying that you live by? "If you are neutral in the situations of injustice, you have chosen to side with the oppressors" -Ruth Bader Ginsburg