Growing up, Jercol X. and her family were persecuted for their Rwandan roots. They sought refuge in the Democratic Republic of Congo for twelve years before resettling as refugees in the United States. Although resettlement and adopting the American way of life were initially difficult, Jercol continued to persevere through school and build a new life for herself, mother, brother, and fourteen-year-old son.
Jercol recently completed Nile Sisters California certified nursing assistant (CNA) vocational training. She will be entering the healthcare industry as a CNA, but Jercol insists this is only the first step for her. She plans to continue her education to become a registered nurse. Proven to be a strong and positive inspiration to others, Jercol advises future program participants to never be discouraged, even during hardships. “Every experience is a learning opportunity for personal growth and wisdom.”