Emiliana is a senior in Lynn. She is originally from Guatemala. But that’s not really her “homeland”. She has been in the U.S. for 10 years and all her most fond memories are of times spent here. She has always wanted to be someone who helps others and tries to do so anytime she has the ability to.
Emiliana, like many other girls, is a very physically active young lady and loves to play soccer. She is also quite cultured when she is on her own time at home or even in school when she gets to write poetry as a hobby and past time. She writes great pieces and is learning more and more as the days go by.
Her love for athleticism and her passion for writing can be combined in a very interesting place, that is quite different but the qualities she develops from these two passions are easily seen in her dreams and aspiration to become a Nurse Practitioner. In school, she currently studies to eventually have a leading edge in college when she starts taking classes. She is taking several courses that while not college graded, are very driven to the basic foundation of what she will need to learn in college in order to become a great Nurse.
She sees the need to help people be healthy and fit, and this we see in her desire to be active herself through soccer, and she sees the need for people to be mentally engaged and she wants to, as a nurse, to help those who are sick not only directly but by helping them not be so stressed and through her love of poetry, she shows us how much peace and clarity she has in conveying her feelings and in wanting to make others feel better as well.
Her DREAM in the short run helps her build up into a better person for the long run. She needs the DREAM Act to pass because she is unable to get herself into any Nursing Certificate program because she has no status. This means that without the DREAM Act, not only is she barred from helping the nursing industry grow, but we bar her life from moving forward as a supporting pillar to those in need.