Luis Espinoza
Student, Class of 2027
Springfield, Oregon

Extracurricular Activities

Sheldon High School Marching band (tuba player), food manager at Food for Lane County, concession stand volunteer for Autzen Stadium, Latin student union member, volunteer and medical translator at Volunteers in Medicine in Springfield Or

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Luis Espinoza, and I come from a loving and supportive Hispanic family. Both of my parents are immigrants and came to this country to give a beautiful life to their kids. When I was born, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, although it is very minor and only affected the right side of my body. It still held me back from feeling like a normal kid. During my youth, I was constantly brought to Shriners Hospital where the amazing nurses and therapists helped me control my muscle movements and feel as comfortable as I can be. I am now 18 and feel better than ever. However, when I graduate from my time at Oregon Tech, I plan on giving back the same amount of care and love I was given when I was a kid. I aim to be the most amazing nurse ever for children like me.

Why I Chose Oregon Tech and My Major

I'm drawn to Oregon Tech's polytechnic focus, offering hands-on learning rather than traditional lectures. The small class sizes provide a conducive learning environment. Opting for nursing aligns with my passion for aiding others. I aspire to become a pediatric nurse, with a dream of contributing to Shriners Hospital.

My Plans After Graduation

Upon graduation, I aspire to realize my dream of becoming a pediatric nurse, making a difference at Shriners Hospital. Furthermore, I'm eager to apply my nursing skills to non-profit organizations, volunteering within underrepresented communities. My goal is to contribute to the well-being of those in need and leave a positive impact through my dedication and compassion.