Pedro Vallinas, Cuba
Pathway to Radiologic Technology
I feel great about having earned these certificates because they are recognizing my hard work in college. These certificates show other college students that working hard and never giving up will help them to be successful at college. Also, these certificates show that it does not matter if English is not your first language; you can do it. I came to the U.S. in July 2014, dropping out of the second year of medical school in my home country, Cuba. My first college experience was actually on the summer of 2016 when I took Math 140 and Spanish 100 at Cypress. The following semester was my first ESL class, ESL 184. Now I keep chasing my dream of working in the medical field. I am completing the prerequisites for the Radiologic Technology program at Cypress College to start next year.