I began working at Altura Centers for Health (ALTURA) in 2003; hence, I've been working for a Federally Qualified Health Center for over 18 years. This was my first occupation after graduate school from USC. My first official full time job. I am from a small town, Woodlake and I'm fortunate to have returned home. My parents were migrant farmworkers and I worked along side them all of my youth. We harvested olives, table grapes, tomatoes and oranges. I was a Candy Striper, hospital volunteer, at Kaweah Delta Hospital from 8th grade until my senior year of High School. I obtained my Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA), Business and Home Health Aide (HHA) certificate from TCOVE during my high school years at Woodlake High School. I have three girls and a supportive husband. ALTURA is deemed as a Migrant Health Center as well and it is rewarding to be able to serve the population that reflects my upbringing.