In 2005 Katia immigrated to the United States from Brazil. She came to the U.S. in order to receive the training and financial backing necessary to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. Life has been challenging since arriving in the U.S. She works two jobs to support her son and her husband, who has health issues. Nevertheless, she received very good grades her first year at Bunker Hill Community College, with quite challenging courses in science and psychology. This past spring Katia was accepted to the nursing program at Bunker Hill Community College. The First Literacy scholarship helped make this possible, and she is grateful to be able to continue working towards her dream of becoming a nurse.