Monday, September 26, 2022

Mujer Emprende Interview with Keiser University, Alumna, Maria Hernandez

During Women’s History Month, Virginia Rivera, President of the Board of Directors of Mujer Emprende Latina, interviewed Maria Hernandez, a Keiser University Alumna.

Maria Hernandez, a Latina woman from Venezuela, enrolled at Keiser University after the birth of her daughter, Gabby, who was born with down syndrome and cardiac issues. At only three months old, her daughter received an open-heart surgery, which left her immunocompromised and led her to have physical, occupational, and speech therapy. During this time, Maria was a stay-at-home mom and was able to learn from therapists that were helping her daughter. Once her daughter was in a more stable condition, Maria decided to further her education in Occupational Therapy and give back to the community.

As Maria was driving, an ad describing Keiser University as an institution that goes at the pace of its students caught her attention. For Maria, Keiser University was the perfect place to further her education since she was a full-time mother and wife. During her career at Keiser University, Maria met incredible students, professors, and advisors who helped her along the way to succeed in receiving her Associates Degree on Occupational Therapy Assistant from Keiser University.

Maria Hernandez now runs her own business that offers children with special needs occupational, physical, and speech therapies all in one place.

Maria encourages everyone to pursue their dreams even if they feel it is too late for them.

Mujer Emprende’s Interview with Maria Hernandez