I moved to the United States of America at the age of 18, right after graduating from high school in Nigeria in 1994. I started college and graduated from City University of New York with a BSC in Social Work in 2000. I proudly made the Dean’s list for three consecutive years. At my last job as a case worker at People Encouraging People, I managed a charitable organization that fed the homeless with the little money I made. I was able to do that because I was once homeless at a point in my life living in New York City without a supportive family. It was tough but I got through it. I am excited to have an opportunity to grow my career and skills as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a clinic on the way. Life wasn’t easy, transitioning from a social work career to a health care practitioner. I managed to work with different companies while returning to school to pursue a nursing degree knowing fully well that the world I am getting into would not be an easy task. In the middle of all this, I met the man of my dreams, “ofcourse that wasn’t the case.” God blessed us with four beautiful sons, but the marriage was short lived.