Alondra Valdivia always would be the doctor when playing with her friends as a child.
Back then, she already knew she wanted to go into the medical field.
Her dream has become reality as she recently assumed a medical assistant/interpreter position at Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.
“I’m very excited to be part of the Promise team,” Alondra said. “To me, it seems like a friendly place. The providers and the staff seem very nice.”
Alondra, who grew up in Hull and graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in 2015, started working while still in high school in 2013 as a certified nursing assistant at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. She continued working there until the summer of 2016, when she took a part-time job as a patient tech at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley. In December 2016, she decided to return to the nursing home in Hull.
She has taken a couple of online classes from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and hopes to continue her education at NCC this fall on a part-time basis – with the hope of eventually becoming a registered nurse.
Working at Promise fits right in with that.
“I feel like working as a medical assistant is one step closer to where I want to be,” said Alondra, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, noting her career goal to become a nurse. “It will also prepare me for my future as an RN.”
What does she hope to bring to Promise?
“My charisma,” she said.
MORE ABOUT ALONDRA:
Alondra and her husband, Moises, live in Rock Valley and have a 16-month-old daughter, Valentina. In her spare time, Alondra enjoys reading, shopping, spending time with her family and working out, but two of her favorite hobbies are eating and sleeping.