Jessica Esparza is filmed in the hospital where she works as a nurse. Credit: Enrique Cerna
Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Esparza says it wasn’t easy to come to the United States. She was bullied because she spoke broken English, and she had to adjust to an entirely new culture.
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Born in Durango, Mexico, Esparza’s mother moved her and a younger sister to Quincy, Washington in 2005 to be closer to her father, who worked as a farm laborer.
Despite the culture shock and language barrier, Esparza excelled in the classroom. In eighth grade she was given a summer scholarship to the NASA Space Academy in Alabama.
While she dreamed of becoming a nurse, her undocumented status made it difficult because she couldn’t obtain federal financial aid
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