After working at a financial institution for over 11 years, I realized that it was time for a change in my life. My position as an Assistant Manager required more education to advance, and I had just found out I was pregnant with my third child.
My name is Paula Alanis and although I was born in the USA I grew up in Mexico. I returned to the United States when I was 18 with my wonderful husband. We didn't know the culture or the language we decided to come here for better opportunities.
I am a nontraditional student in the sense that my pursuit of a degree at South Piedmont Community College is taking place much later in life than most students. A few years ago I retired from a career in engineering, a career that was professionally satisfying and afforded me the opportunity to