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Student of the Week: Alessandra Romero


Arriving at South Texas College as a recent graduate from Sharyland Pioneer High School, Alessandra Romero says having compassion has guided her into her future in the medical profession.

“I want to become a nurse one day,” said Romero. “I actually want to be a neonatal nurse in the labor and delivery rooms. They focus on premature or ill newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).”

Knowing that there are so many avenues available in the health care field, Romero shares she is excited about beginning the Patient Care Assistant Program at STC in the fall.

“I have a big heart and I want to be of help to those who are in need of it,” Romero shares. “I want to make people happy and assure them that as long as I’m there patient care provider/nurse I’ll be providing the best quality care that I can.”

Alessandra shares to fellow students: “As a student, I think it’s important to tell yourself don’t give up. Have a dream and chase it. Even if you do not know what major or profession you want to go into after high school. STC offers many programs and resources for students to help guide them on to the right career path.”

Top three accomplishments:

“Making my parents proud and being a role model for my younger siblings. I feel like I have done a great job by making good grades and continuing my education by going to college.”

“My second accomplishment would be qualifying and receiving scholarships. One in particular was the MEDA (Mission Economic Development Authority) Scholarship.”

“Lastly, being part of SLA, the student leadership academy. The academy really helps you break out of your shell and gives you tips on how to be a better leader and be more engaged at STC. It’s a great opportunity for students who are looking for volunteering or needing to complete hours.”