Aimee endured years of struggling with substance abuse, but in doing so, met several amazing people in the numerous health care facilities she visited. Inspired by their selfless nature and desire to heal others’ suffering, Aimee began volunteering in an outpatient substance abuse facility where she was receiving treatment. She also spent a year volunteering in the emergency room at New York Presbyterian, a role that really ignited the fire inside her to heal. From these experiences, Aimee has chosen to pursue a career as a nuclear medicine technologist and aims to complete her studies at Bronx Community College.

“I want to continue the long overdue trend of encouraging younger women to pursue careers in STEM fields. If I still believed the story I told myself for 30 years that I was not good at math or science, I would have closed myself off to a whole world of opportunities. That is my ambition for the future.”