My name is Lena Simbe and I am a Class of 2016 Immaculate Conception Academy alumna. After graduating ICA, I attended Dominican University of California as a Nursing major. I recently graduated from Dominican University in May 2020 and I am now working as a registered nurse for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. I currently work in various homeless shelters offering COVID testing as well as assisting with COVID vaccines. I am grateful with where I am today and eager to see what else is in store for me. I can truthfully say that I would not be the woman I am today without my phenomenal support system, including my alma mater. My Spartan family taught me lifelong skills that I will continue to carry with me for the rest of my life. Not only did I learn the importance of skills in the workplace at such a young age but ICA taught me the importance of building valuable relationships within my personal and work life.
In addition, I learned to be open-minded to new opportunities; I learned to have positivity with the harder situations I run into, and to have faith in everything I do. With these lifelong lessons and values, I found my drive to serve my community as a healthcare professional. Implementing these values throughout the rest of my educational career allowed me to maximize my full potential as an individual and reach my goals. As a young, aspiring, and independent woman, I still ensure to allow room for growth and change. I am driven by my faith, family, and future to do better every day and can thank my alma mater for not letting me forget that.