I recently became a nurse in January, and I am looking forward to beginning my career as an Army Nurse in May. I am interested in participating in this mission to Guatemala because I recently traveled to El Salvador on a mission to build schools, and I was implanted with the desire to travel back and assist in this region in a way that I am more specialized. Service, whether it be in the community, nation, or international community, has always been important to me. I have been privileged in my life with a good family, education, upbringing, etc., and I would like to show my gratitude for this by helping others who may not have been so lucky. As a new nurse, this trip will be extremely eye opening and challenging, but I know that I will gain an invaluable experience that will stay with me for a lifetime. I am so grateful for this opportunity to begin my career in both international volunteering and nursing.