Where Are They Now?
Diana Huynh was a member of the Lafayette High School HOSA chapter. She served as the Louisiana HOSA 2011 - 2012 State Secretary. Diana graduated from LSU, and is now happily enrolled in her second year at the LSU School of Dentistry.
Dakarai Moton was one of the founding members of East St. John High School HOSA. After high school, he graduated from Dillard University where he studied biology and pre-med. Following Dillard Graduation, Dakarai did a one year research fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch. Although accepted into Medical School, Dakarai deferred his admission into medical school to obtain his Masters in Biomedical Sciences. Having completed that goal, Dakarai is now a second year medical student at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.
Rebbecca Stanley was one of the founding members of the Hicks High School HOSA Chapter. Rebbecca served as the Louisiana HOSA 2011 - 2012 State President. After high school, Rebbecca went to UL Lafayette, and then finished her ADN at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia. Rebbecca is now a registered nurse in the Organ Transplant ICU Unit at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.
Natasha Barnhill was a member of the Lafayette High School HOSA chapter. She served as the Louisiana HOSA 2010 – 2011 State Vice President. Natasha graduated UL Lafayette with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon and works at Oregon Health Sciences University. She works in the stroke unit as part of their research team studying new meds and surgical tools to treat stroke victims.
“I love what I am doing, and I do plan on continuing my education at some point. It’s always fast paced, and I am constantly learning something new with my current position.”
Shelby Leveron was a member of the St. Amant High School HOSA chapter. She served as the Louisiana HOSA 2014 – 2015 State Secretary. Shelby graduated from EMT School and LSU Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Shelby is now an EMT for Acadian Ambulance.
"I love my job. I have an opportunity every day to make a difference in somebody's life, and I never leave work without learning something new."
Victoria Huynh: I grew up in Lafayette, LA, but both of my parents are from Vietnam. I graduated from Lafayette High School. I am bilingual and a first generation college student and in my final year at LSU. I hope to attend medical school and also pursue a Masters of Science in Bioethics.
As a child, the brain always intimidated me with its fragility and complexity. Neuroscience seemed like an untouchable topic, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to major in the field. Unfortunately, my plan to study neuroscience @LSU was foiled when I discovered there was no such major. I settled on majoring in biochemistry but actively looked for opportunities to study in the field.
By chance, I found my way into a lab and the once untouchable subject became researchable. What I love most about working in a neuroscience lab is explaining my research to my peers, friends and family! I also love applying the many science courses I’ve taken to further understand and progress in my project.
Victoria now attends LSU-New Orleans.
Victor Fields-Meaux was a member of the Rayne High School HOSA chapter. He served as the 2012 - 2013 Louisiana HOSA State President. Victor graduated from UL Lafayette with a Bachelor's in Biology. He is currently a nursing student at South Louisiana Community College and will be graduating in the spring 2020. He currently works as a Mental Health Tech for Lafayette General Medical Center.
"My future plan is to obtain my Nurse Practitioner Degree, but before that, I will work for 5-7 years as an RN and a Travel RN. I want to travel the world and appreciate all of its glory and experience life at its fullest. I chose this profession because I really love helping people and making people feel good. After working at Lafayette General, I knew for sure I chose the right profession to go into."
Victoria Burris was a member of the Lafayette High School HOSA Chapter. While attending Lafayette, she served as a State HOSA Officer. After graduating from Lafayette, she attended LSU in Baton Rouge. Following graduation from LSU, Victoria moved to North Carolina where she attends Congdon School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program at Highpoint University.
Victoria is now nearing completion of her schooling at Highpoint and will soon be a Physicians Assistant (PA).
"I was born in Bangladesh & moved to Louisiana at age 13. I was part of Lafayette High HOSA for my 11th & 12th year of school. and I served as the State Secretary for 2013-2014. I hold HOSA very close to my heart and owe much of my success so far to the people in it and the organization itself.
After high school I attended Emory University where I majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. I recently graduated from Emory and this year plan to get a masters degree in Public Health. After that I intend to study medicine. I am not sure what part of medicine I want to explore, but a future goal of mine is to contribute to bettering healthcare in my home-country, Bangladesh.
Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. My email is: email@example.com. I will try my best to help you."
Whitney Veron was a member of Assumption High School HOSA in Napoleonville. She served as the 2013-2014 Louisiana HOSA State Vice President. Whitney has been working as a Nurse Tech at Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge while attending Nursing School at Nicholls State University. Whitney will graduate in December of 2018 with a BSN in nursing.