Stephanie Busby is a second-year master’s student at UCLA’s School of Nursing. Born in Los Angeles to a Filipina mother and Irish/French father, Stephanie obtained her B.A. in Italian Studies from UC Berkeley in 2013 and then worked as a professional nanny for several years. When she realized she could combine her affinity for science and hands-on work, she decided that nursing was her true calling. While helping her father navigate through his own health complications at LAC+USC, she became inspired by the work ethic of the interdisciplinary team members and the resiliency of the patients at the county facility. She serves as the current president of Broad Spectrum, the first LGBTQIA+ student organization at the School of Nursing. She is currently completing her immersion quarter at CHLA’s Heart Institute and aspires to work as an acute care nurse practitioner in underserved communities in the future.