Being a Bronx resident, from the Dominican Republic, and a member of the Hispanic community has allowed me to realize the importance of understanding languages. My Spanish-speaking experiences have given me the chance to grow a special connectivity and understanding to members of the Hispanic community. I’ve always had a special part in my heart for the medically and mentally ill population, and this was my motivation to devoting my time to them. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The City College of New York in June 2011. Soon after, I came across the wonderful Psychosocial Oncology Program, and I have been working as a clinic assistant since September 2011. It is an honor to bring support, facilitate wellness workshops, and assess the needs of people with cancer. The Psychosocial Oncology Program has given me the opportunity to keep constant contact with patients I can definitely relate to with both language and background. This year I will be working on obtaining a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from CCNY and I am eager to use and offer the expertise and skills I will acquire for the betterment of our community.