Melissa Aguallo is from Chula Vista, California. She realized that she wanted to be a nurse as an undergraduate at University of California - Davis. Melissa was volunteering at a student-run clinic that offered health services to the Latino community in Sacramento, California. The patients she treated did not have health insurance and their gratitude for health care touched her. Now, she is attending Charles R. Drew University’s nursing school. Melissa fell in love with the the large variety of career opportunities in nursing, and she knows that this was the best career she could have chosen. As a recent member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), she wants to be a role model for younger generations and encourage them to become registered nurses.