David Silva Majoring in Business Entrepreneurship Career Goals: Creating his own business focused on the self-improvement of his community Most Impactful HOSA Experience:
"The most impactful experiences I've had with HOSA always come from the Closing Sessions at SLC and ILC. I always call this session 'a celebration of our success - as a chapter and as an international organization' because of all the awards given to hardworking members in their event, the recognition given to growing chapters, and the memories that are recollected from the year. The closing session always inspires me to do even greater things in the upcoming year."
Angela Borro Majoring in Biological Sciences Career Goals: Oncologist Most Impactful HOSA Experience:
"My most impactful HOSA experience was during my 2017-2018 state officer term as Nevada HOSA's Post Secondary Vice-President. During this time I gained valuable experiences that are applicable not only in health care but in all aspects of life. It is because of these experiences, I learned that good leaders lead but great leaders serve."
Brittny Mikhaiel Majoring in Biological Sciences with Minors in Psychology and Neuroscience Career Goals: Neurologist, Surgeon, Published Researcher Hobbies and Talents:
"I spend almost all of my time in the lab where I research neurogenetics and precision medicine. I also like to read, write, stay active, and travel, although I've only traveled within the continental US."
Koichi Aton Majoring in Economics Career Goals: To work in the financial sector, in healthcare ideally Most Impactful HOSA Experience:
"The most impactful HOSA experience would have to be when I went to HOSA ILC at Orlando in 2017. It was amazing to meet new faces from around the world, understand current developments in the healthcare field, and have fun in both Disneyworld and Universal Studios."
Matthew Le Majoring in Biological Sciences Career Goals: Oral Surgeon Hobbies and Talents:
"Music is my life; I love listening to music whenever I can. My music taste is quite diverse, but it mainly revolves around rap and pop. I have also recently picked up wood carving during my free time since it allows me to express my creativity and love for detail."
Stephanie Chung Majoring in Public Health Career Goal: Epidemiologist Earliest HOSA memory:
"One of my earliest HOSA memories was going to my first state leadership conference! It was so cool to meet all these students, and make new friends! It was such a rewarding experience to prepare for the conference to learn and build for this event."
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Andrea Blaskan Majoring in Psychology with a Minor in Neuroscience Career Goals: Physical Therapist specializing in treating deficits caused by neurological-based injuries and diseases. Favorite HOSA Competition:
"My favorite HOSA competition would have to be CPR/First Aid. I love how hands-on the experience is and I feel that I learned a lot of extremely valuable information that I could apply to real-world scenarios. Overall, I had a great time training for this competition with my fellow HOSA members/friends."
Mark Bito-onon Majoring in Psychology Career Goal: Psychologist Favorite HOSA Competition:
"I like the PSA competition the most. While the video itself is 30 seconds, the production of it is deceivingly more time consuming than it seems."
Mya Lofton Majoring in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Sociology Career Goals: Oncologist or Pediatrician, World Health Organization Member Hobbies and Talents:
"On days where I'm not interning at the Clark County Water Reclamation District or attending class, I try to spend time with friends and family. You can often find me reading Marvel Comics and sci-fi novels. I travel as often as possible and enjoy exploring new cultures. Currently, the destination at the top of my bucket list is Mexico City."
Erika Vaca Lopez Majoring in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Psychology Career Goals: Obstetrician or a Pediatrician Favorite Competition:
"My favorite competition has to be forensic medicine. This is a great competition to take part in if you are like me and love crime shows. The competition allows you to examine a simulated crime scene and come up with theories as to what happened."
Sophia Baca Majoring in Biochemistry Career Goal: Pharmacist Favorite Competition:
"Extemporaneous Writing has become a recent favorite of mine since I have a deep passion for language and literature. I enjoy the process of working out my opinions on hot topics in the medical community and presenting those ideas in an elegant way. The time constraints make this task quite challenging, but as a result it has made me a better writer."