In 2010, I graduated from Central Carolina Community College with an Associate Degree in Lasers and Photonics. I had to look for a job outside the state due to economy. Half a year after graduating, I found a good job in Delaware. I packed all my things and moved to an unknown place with no friends or family. After working for a year and a half and setting up a new life, the company began laying people off due to a decrease in sales. With no income, I moved back to NC into my parent’s house. This unfortunate turn of events was a blessing in disguise.
I started looking into various college programs and happened upon Johnston Community College Radiography. After a year of completing prerequisites, I was accepted into the program. It has been the best decision of my life. School has always been a challenge for me due to a disorder I have called Tourette’s syndrome, but the instructors at JCC have given much of their personal time and energy to help me, as well as others, succeed. I believe I have found my true calling in life, while also gaining the joyful opportunity of helping others.