In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals. Today we meet:.
- Name: Rafaila Ramirez
- Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
- Program/year: Dental/Class of 2017
List three songs on your playlist.
- "Set Fire to the Rain," by Adele
- "Waka Waka," by Shakira
- "Halo," by Beyonce
What sparked your interest in dentistry?
I became interested in dentistry when I saw how much of an impact our family dentist, Dr. Tom Fagot, had in my mom's oral health. He not only gave my mom the necessary oral care she needed to prevent her from having all her teeth extracted, but he also educated her on the importance of keeping up with her oral care. Throughout her experience, I not only enjoyed watching her toothaches diminish but seeing her regain the confidence to smile again. It was through my mom's personal experience that I decided I also wanted to use the knowledge and skills one is educated with in this profession to help make a difference in someone else's lifestyle -- because who knows, along the way you may not just impact one person, but an entire family, which is what Dr. Tom Fagot did for us.
Your favorite study snack is:
Your favorite app is:
Three things people may not know about you:
- I taught my puppy how to play hide and seek.
- I have never broken a bone in my body.
- I do not know how to swim.
Atta Girl Rafi! Way to Represent!
She was an excellent young lady to have in class!!!!! Doesn't surprise me at all that she's been successful in her studies!!!!! LA
Yay, Rafi!!! You are too cute. Such nice words about Doc Tom. Hope school is going well for you! Stop in and say "hi" next time you are in town. :)
We are so incredibly proud of you here in Lex, Rafe........we love you! from the Counseling Staff at LHS
Rafalia - Hello from Lexington High School. Know that the counseling office is cheering you on and in your honor we will continue to brush and floss daily! Keep studying and we will always be your #1 cheerleaders.
Bravo Rafalia! Just to let you know that you have friends in the College of Public Health, Center for Reducing Health Disparities. If you come to Omaha, come and visit us!