(HARLINGEN) – Texas State Technical College student Dalila Martinez, 20, is currently working hard on completing her pre-requisites for the Registered Nursing program. The San Benito native is a hard-working student and has achieved a 4.0 grade-point average. She expects to graduate in Spring 2020 with her associate’s degree in Biology.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan on pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing and get a job in my field to serve the Valley.
What’s your dream job?
I consider myself a compassionate person and one of the things I enjoy is helping as a volunteer at the hospital in the emergency room, which is why I hope to become a registered nurse and specialize in pediatrics.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
I enjoy helping tutor other students. Achieving a high grade-point average was a great accomplishment especially because I struggle with math. But with the support of my instructors, it was possible and has allowed me to help other students.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
Before TSTC, I attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi but was unable to finish due to a back injury. Fortunately, I was able to overcome all odds and enroll at TSTC to return to college.
Name a TSTC person who most influenced your success.
I have too many wonderful instructors to list one in particular. They are all invested in my success and they motivate me to become a better student and maintain good grades.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
My advice would definitely be to use your resources. TSTC provides the help that students need to be successful.