(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Despite her final semester ending rather unconventionally, Lizette Padilla is eager to graduate from Texas State Technical College and begin her career as a dental hygienist. The Brownsville native is grateful for her time at TSTC and looks forward with anticipation and excitement to what her new career will bring.

Do you have a favorite TSTC memory?

My favorite memories would be the times my classmates and I were able to go out into the community to educate people about dental health. Being able to give back to the community in this way was rewarding.

Is there anyone specific who inspired you the most during your time at TSTC?

My instructor Mrs. (Victoria) Martin inspired me. She was and is always willing to help students with anything needed. She is an amazing instructor who truly cares about us and is great at what she does.

How has TSTC changed your life?

TSTC has given me the chance to obtain a career in dental hygiene. I feel confident that I have received the proper training and education needed to succeed in my career.

If you could give a message to fellow graduates, what would you tell them?

I know that these are not the circumstances in which we expected to graduate. Nevertheless, we should be proud of ourselves for graduating. It was a difficult journey for all of us. However, I am confident that we will go out into the community and change lives.

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