“This award means the world to me. I worked really hard for myself, and for my brother and for my sister, to get where I am today. I’m right here, where I want to be – in a career at UCSF.” — Erica, UCSF, 2018 Strictly Business Awards Luncheon
Erica is a natural, talented caregiver. She even took guardianship of her two siblings, so that they wouldn’t endure the same foster care upbringing she had. Particularly with this new responsibility, she needed substantial work. She had always dreamed of working at UCSF, but it wasn’t until she found JVS’s training program for Medical Administrative Assistants at UCSF that she truly found her calling. After the program and paid internship, Erica accepted a position as a Practice Coordinator at UCSF.