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Yesenia Nieves
Yesenia Nieves
Education: Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School
HomeTown: Camden
Occupation: Student Who Knows the Importance of Family Support

Yesenia Nieves

"My family is very important to me because they've always been there for me. My mom is a single mom, and she raised me and my twin brothers, who are 11 years old. Without my mom, I wouldn't have made it this far. I wouldn't be the young woman I am today. She raised me and molded me into a caring, supportive, trustworthy and intelligent person. My mom pushed me to do my schoolwork when I was younger and she always helped me with my homework. I get good grades because of that, and I really appreciate that. When I was in the second grade, my mom put me into an after-school program for painting. I painted a mountain and a lamb. I still have those at home. As I got older, I kept on drawing and it really developed my creativity. My whole family is close because we all support each other. It's important to keep family together. My mom is 34 now, and she started going to college three years ago. She's about to get her bachelor's degree in sociology. She chose to start college later in her life because she wanted to raise her kids. I want to be a general practitioner, a family doctor, because I like helping people, and I'll probably go to college at Rutgers-Camden, where my mom will get her degree."