My name is Nicole and I am a first year graduate student at SIU. I am studying to receive my Master's in Education. I have one older brother and two nephews. Watching the development of my nephews inspired me to work with children. The children are the future. With my degree I hope to own and operate my own child care center. I am very organized and like to get right to the point. I decided to join Delta Phi Mu to make life-long friends. This organization is a perfect example that even though there are negative stereotypes about Latina women, Latina women can overcome and succeed. This is why I am proud to be a member of Delta Phi Mu.