Nursing student wins national essay contest

Cristina Muro ’11 has provided health care to Oregon’s migrant community and plans to pursue graduate studies that will allow her to advocate for Hispanic health care needs. Her poignant essay was published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Muro moved from Mexico as a child, with her parents hoping to provide a strong education for their children. “I consider myself fortunate and blessed to come from a family that places great value on education,” she says.

She looks forward to being able to give back to her community once she completes her degree in nursing at Linfield College.

Muro is a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship.


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