Josepha Castro was born in El Salvador and moved to the US when she was a child. She joined the Future Nurses Club in high school and was able to learn about nursing early on. She saw that nursing was for her, because it involves helping those in need, while providing information and resources to families. As an immigrant, she understands the importance of education. In college, Josepha worked full-time while attending Phoenix College and took advantage of opportunities such as scholarships. Josepha applied to over a hundred scholarships and was able to secure enough funds to pay for over half of her college tuition. It wasn’t easy to balance the demands of the college of nursing but she was able to rely on her family, fellow students and registered nurses from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. She encourages others to follow in her footsteps and experience the encouragement that nursing role models give each other.