Student Profiles of the Week

Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

Name: Melissa HernandezMelissa Hernandez  

Age: 26          

Program & Concentration: Accelerated Nursing Program (BSN)

Expected Graduation Year: 2016

Hometown: El Paso, TX        

Why are you interested in nursing?
There are many reasons why I want the honor of being called a nurse. One, is the fact that I’ll be a part in helping patients get healthy. Another reason is that I’m learning how to deal with complex situations. There isn’t just one answer to a question or situation.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
Commissioned in the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
I love family time or events, going to a movie with my husband, or music under the stars during the summer.

What do you do in your downtime?
I read! I love fiction, self-improvement books, Harry Potter and of course, romance. I love seeing movies, especially on rainy or cold days.

Three words that describe you:
Outgoing, helpful, and open-minded.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I am currently serving in the United States Navy

 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Name: Adriana GalvezAdriana Galvez

Program & Concentration: Biomedical Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2017

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
I worked in a laboratory as a medical technologist for several years. I felt biomedical research would be a new area in the laboratory to explore and learn about.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
I see myself working in a laboratory as a biomedical scientist.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Visit my family.

What do you do in your downtime?
Read.

Three words that describe you: 
Dedicated, gentle, and spiritual.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I like to cook.

 

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Name:  Tarrah Anne Taylor FolleyFolley, Tarrah

Age:  26

Class Graduation Year: 2016

Hometown: Toledo, OH

What made you decide that medicine is the career for you?
“Someone had to take over the family business.” The challenges, the surgeries, and the patients.

Where do you see yourself five years after completing your residency graduation?
After completing a fellowship I’d like to stay in academia, as well as volunteer abroad.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Walk around downtown with my pup.

What do you do in your downtime?
Yoga, snowboard, hike, travel, swim, U of A athletics and hangout with my dog and fiance.

Three words that describe you:
Adventurous, enthusiastic, and assertive.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I have a bioengineering degree.