Park UniversityNyshele

Hometown: Liberty, Mo.
Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

From a young age, Nyshele knew she wanted to become a doctor. She set her sights on medical school and planned accordingly. She prepared for college during high school by taking dual credit courses, applying for scholarships and doing plenty of research about what it takes to get into medical school. She believes making smart financial choices is an important part of becoming independent and completing a degree.

“It was hard for me at first to prioritize my spending, but instead of calling home and asking my parents for money every week, I taught myself how to save and buy necessities before going out with my friends for a night on the town.”