Our Stories: Oriella, Scholar (2016)

 Oriella, whose parents are immigrants from Chile and El Salvador, is an aspiring family physician who coordinates blood drives in the Hispanic community. When her father was laid off, she helped her family by cleaning houses, selling homemade cookies and scarves, and selling eggs from 100 chickens that she and her brother raised in their backyard chicken coop. She will study nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and later attend medical school.