Heather was 17 when she had her first child. Her grandparents were disappointed and thought she was going to drop out of school. Instead, she proved them wrong and attended Carrington College’s Medical Assisting program. Three more children later and nine years after working in the field, she returned to Carrington College as a Medical Assisting instructor. She tries to instill confidence in her students that if she ever passed by anyone of them, she would feel comfortable handing over her sick child to them. She hopes that she inspires her students and makes it her challenge for them to succeed every day.