Brenda Miguel Cruz
Brenda Miguel Cruz is from San Diego, California and a recent graduate of Southwestern College. Ever since she was in high school, Brenda wanted to become a nurse. Family is important to her and she has always shown natural abilities to care for them and others, which is the main reason why she chose a nursing career. Brenda’s parents are her driving forces and examples of persistence. During high school, Brenda struggled with math and science and her school counselor discouraged her from pursuing nursing. Nevertheless, she never gave up and was able to find her support group at school and through the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).