Daniela Mendoza - Scholarship Stories - STERIS EST Winner

January 15, 2024

STERIS Equipment Service Technician SkillPointe Scholarship Winner from Texas State Technical College studying biomedical equipment technology. Building Bright Futures in the Skilled Trades.

Video Transcript

Speakers: Daniela Mendoza

Daniela Mendoza: Hi, my name is Daniela Mendoza and I'm currently a student at Texas State Technical College here in Waco, Texas. I am enrolled in the biomedical equipment technician pathway, and I chose this because I had been doing dual enrollment all throughout my high school career. It's basically where by the time you graduate, you're set to have your associates because you're taking college level classes. And the only reason I was doing it was just because all of my other classmates had been doing it as well, all of my friends. So I was like, why shouldn't I do it as well? But I didn't really like anything that they had. I kept trying new stuff. I didn't like anything. And once I graduated high school I went back to my community college and I finished up the year that I had to get my associates, just to get my associates. And I was like, I don't know what to do now. I don't really want to go back to college and that's whenever I started looking into other stuff. And then I found the TSTC and I looked at the programs that they had and I found the biomedical program. I started looking into that and then I found out what it was. I really liked it. I've always wanted to be in the health care field, but I didn't want to be a nurse or a doctor or any of that. So whenever I found this, I feel like it kind of stood out to me and I can't wait to, hopefully in the future, be at a hospital and be a technician.

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