Our Stories: Brisa, Scholar (2018)

Brisa is an aspiring veterinarian from Peru who taught herself basic veterinary care — and dog obedience instruction — from YouTube after her family couldn’t afford either. She began offering her neighbors dog walking and obedience classes, won a scholarship to attend a specialized pre-veterinary program at Tufts University, and was admitted to the only pre-veterinary science program in the state of Virginia at Virginia Tech. She will study Animal & Poultry Science.