Class of 2017: Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Made UVA a Better Place

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

Erika Hernandez portraitKnowing what it’s like to be an outsider has always informed Erika Fernandez’s navigation. As the daughter of undocumented immigrants from Bolivia. As an out-of-stater, even in a place where she’d spent nearly her entire life. But nestling within the close orbit of her family – and having a nose-to-the-grindstone mentality, like her parents – has always kept her on course, she said, leading the now-24-year-old to success beyond even her own lofty ambitions. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Christine Phelan Kueter) In May, she will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and head for a job at the prestigious Mayo C