Michelle García Gutiérrez is a first-year master’s student at the UCLA School of Nursing. She received her B.A. in Government and Political Science from Wesleyan University in 2010. Michelle originally intended on becoming a constitutional lawyer and worked as a labor and community organizer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and her hometown of Los Angeles. In 2014, her trajectory changed when her father was in a near-fatal car accident. Managing his care supported Michelle in developing a passion and aptitude for nursing. She is currently the Nursing Representative for the Health Equity Hub, an interdisciplinary collective within the schools of allied health at UCLA. Michelle plans to maintain a professional focus on equity with the long-term goal of melding clinical practice with research on the impact of colonization and displacement on latinx communities.