Maria Delgado: So, I joined the Army in 2008. I went to Fort Jackson for AIT. I joined as a medic, so I followed on to Fort Sam Houston for my medic training. I’ve been stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, Germany, Japan. So, I’ve gotten to see a lot of places thanks to the Army. I’ve always been in the Army Reserves. I have one mobilization and one deployment. I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I came here when I was 4. The one thing I love the most is our food and our culture. We have tango, so dance is a very big part of my life. I love dancing. Dulce de leche, caramel, which is delicious. I could just eat! It’s so good! It’s how family comes together. Everyone comes together on a Sunday, they cook all day on the grill. I came from two very hardworking parents. They brought us to the United States when I was young. My dad left being a police officer and my mom left being a nurse to come to the States and just do any job they could do. That hardworking lifestyle really instilled in me. So, anything that seemed a little tedious in the military where you had to work hard, or sit around and wait, to me, I was grateful for all of that, because I’ve seen how hard my parents worked just to get the little bit we have. I’m studying public health, so I’m staying in the medical field. I did nursing through the military. I was a M6, which is an LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse, and I noticed patient care isn’t really what I want. I want to do more of the preventative–or the public health–being able to see what’s out there and how to prevent things from expanding to something worse. So, public health is definitely the route that I chose and I got lucky because it’s a great public health program here at Falk College. I’m very thankful for SU because, I’m not only going to get my master’s degree, I’m going to actually commission once I’m complete.