Viktoria came to Goodwin four years ago as a recent Belarusian immigrant trying to create a better life for her young family. Back in Belarus, she had been a healthcare worker in infant cardiac care. But here in the U.S. she discovered that her medical credentials and schooling units had no academic value and she had to start again at square one.
After a long road and hard work, Viktoria is graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic ultrasound from Seattle University and will start her career, where she will once again be able to save babies’ hearts and lives.
“I can’t even imagine how hard it would be to go to college without Goodwin Connections’ support and assistance throughout my whole educational journey of a fresh immigrant, a first-generation college graduate, and a parent.” –Viktoria
Goodwin is incredibly proud to be able to support Viktoria as she applied her skills and talents in a field so important to her, and that so many babies and their families will benefit from her training and expertise in the future. Many Congrats to Viktoria and her daughter on their graduations. Her daughter, who we met when she was 1, is graduating preschool this spring and is more than ready to start kindergarten this fall.