Ever since I was a little girl my parents told me how important getting a higher education is. They didn’t want me to work a strenuous job with little pay for the rest of my life. My parents left Mexico to give my siblings and me a better future. I want to make my parents proud by finishing school and obtaining my degree to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatrician, making me the first doctor in my family. I would love to get a job in the pediatric department here in the Salinas Valley and give back to my community.