Tell us a little bit about your family and home, what was it like growing up?
“I grew up in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, a small town in the Philippines. My hometown is known for its agriculture, like rice, corn, sugarcane and mangoes. Life in this province is quiet and simple, while I have many great memories living there. Filipinos have huge families and I am no different. I remember daydreaming about working and living in the U.S., because my aunt had already been there, telling us so many stories of how beautiful America is. She inspired and motivated me to study hard and achieve my goal.”
What does a typical day at work look like for you?
“A typical day at work includes checking instruments, setting up samples, preparing regents for daily use and making sure everything is running. Additionally, when I’m in the lab, I am processing and reporting assay data on LC Quan, troubleshooting and reviewing quality control data for reporting on trends, shifts and also helping my colleagues when I can as well.”
Tell us about your journey so far. What are some of your favorite things about America? What are some things you have learned or skills you have picked up along the way?
“Living here in the United States has been a dream and extremely fulfilling. This country is so different in comparison to where I’m from and I am adapting, respecting and treating the U.S. like I have lived here for a long time. Despite the environmental change, it has changed me in many different aspects. I have learned new skills, like working with liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, automated pipetting with multiprobes and other new techniques as a clinical laboratory scientist. I look forward to garnering new skills and knowledge in the future, which I can share with my colleagues as well.”
Have you adapted to American culture yet and what is the biggest difference when compared to your home country?
“I have adapted to the culture here, yes, but I am definitely still learning. Despite the cultural shock you experience upon arriving in a new country, you come to understand that America is so diverse. My favorite thing I have eaten since being here was a ribeye steak and mashed potatoes with gravy. I also had great clam chowder and wine in San Francisco. The holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve have become my favorite holidays, because I get to spend them with my extended U.S. family. The biggest cultural differences are apparent in regard to food.”
What are some of the highlights you have over the course of your journey in America so far, what are a few of your favorite things you have done or seen?
“Living in the U.S. has its perks, for sure. After just a year, I have been able to travel and explore many different states. Florida was amazing! I went to Disney World and also made it down to both Fort Lauderdale and Miami. So far, I have been to California, Nevada, Maryland Washington D.C., Virginia and West Virginia. My favorite place I have been though, has been San Francisco. It was a dream-come-true. I made it to the Golden Gate Bridge, which I had only previously seen on television, but the city was so vibrant.”
What are a few places you would like to visit in the future?
“Despite the pandemic, I was able to travel to Maryland recently to visit my aunt. It was a beautiful state! I also was able to see the museums in D.C., as well as many of the prominent national monuments as well. I did make it over to Nevada as well. The strip, shows and casinos were all so beautiful. In the future, I would love to visit Yosemite National Park too!”
How important has the MedPro Experience been for you during your time in the country and is there anyone at the company that has played a big role in your development?
“MedPro International has changed my life and, I must say, it has been and currently is an awesome experience. Since Day 1 for me in this country, the MedPro team has guided me along my journey, but especially my personal Journey Guide, Nancy Weeks. She has helped me and been there for me whenever I have questions. I don’t know what I would do without the MedPro International team.”
What are some things that potential nurses should know about MedPro International?
“To all the medical technologists who are dreaming of working in this country, I highly recommend you make MedPro International your go-to agency. It is the best and the company will not leave you hanging. I guarantee that it will help guide you and achieve your ‘American Dream’. If you want to realize a goal or dream, you must work hard for it. Believe in yourself, MedPro International and anything is possible. The sky is the limit.”
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