(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Lizett Garza is a Health Information Technology student at Texas State Technical College; she expects to earn her associate degree in Spring 2020.
The 32-year-old said she has always been interested in the medical field and said her sister inspired her to leave a customer service job of nearly a decade to return to school.
The Rio Hondo native and mother of three, who also works as work study with Talent Management and Career Services, said she is excited to be working toward a career and hopes to set an example for her children.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I plan on returning to TSTC to pursue the vocational and registered nursing programs.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job is to work as a nurse in a clinical setting. My ultimate goal is to earn a bachelor’s degrees and someday manage a clinic.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment has been maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average after being out of school for so long.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson I have learned about life is the importance of an education. When I left my full-time job to return to school I needed to find something else, but it has been difficult without a degree. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to work on campus.
Who at TSTC has had the greatest influence on your success?
My Health Information Technology advisor and instructor Ana Gonzalez and instructor Aida Rocha have been my greatest influences. They push us to be the best version of ourselves. They prepare us for our careers and for life; they truly cares about our success.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
My advice for future TSTC students is to stay focused and stay in school. When life happens it’s easy to quit, but hang in there.