Anisha Funderbrug is a Career Quest Medical Assistant Graduate and Registered Medical Assistant. She shared her story with us in the final days of her externship.
"I am a 42-year old single parent of two children. A 23-year old son and a 10-year old daughter who is in 5th grade. My children are my world!
I was a CNA for eight years and then a nanny for three years. I come from a family of college graduates with associate, bachelor and master degrees. This has been a motivation for me.
My family supported me going back to school, but I felt I was too old and would not be able to focus in school. My son pushed for me to get back into school and I also had a first cousin Kim who had confidence in me. She got sick with cancer and while in the hospital, she would say “Nisha, please go back to school, this is your calling. You need to go back, you can do it.”
Kim passed away in August and my son graduated from college in May with a bachelor's degree. That’s when I started school.
Now I am almost done. I passed my exam and I am finishing my externship where I have learned so much. I will walk the stage on December 9th as a registered Medical Assistant. I am so proud of myself. Career Quest has been such a great experience for me. From staff to students, I have gained some awesome people in my life. I am forever grateful."
Career Quest has been such a great experience for me. From staff to students, I have gained some awesome people in my life. I am forever grateful.