Tiziana's Story

"Having no financial support from my family, I knew I couldn’t take the traditional college path."

Tiziana shares her story while she is a junior in Biology.

What Tiziana Shares

My dream is to become a cardiologist but financial hardship has sent me down a different road from that of my peers. I became a Licensed Vocational Nurse, but soon, I was ready to advance my career. Because I believe in myself and my abilities, I decided to go back to school to start my journey towards becoming a doctor. Having no financial support from my family, I knew I couldn't take the traditional college path. I go to school 4 days a week while working 3 full days. I make it a priority to study every day, even after work. I have worked hard to earn awards and honors and I've even earned a number of scholarships but finances are still a daily struggle. My financial situation may have slowed me down, but I will not let that stop me from achieving my goals. If money is an obstacle for you as well, stay positive and believe in yourself. Be open to the idea that you too might have to take a different path to reach your dream.