Crisol Galindo was born and raised in North East Denver. Crisol is the only person in her family that is a U.S. citizen. When she was 13 my dad was imprisoned, and after 3 years in federal prison, deported. Her mom, a strong role model, always found a way to persevere and during those three years she worked 2 jobs and still had time to get home and cook meals for Crisol and her brothers. When her dad got deported, the family followed him to Mexico. Crisol went to school there for a couple of years and began working, around this time she realized her family needed financial stability and then returned to the United States. She has found her career path in health care and recently graduated from AHEC’s Pre-apprenticeship Program where shereceived certifications in CPR, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Basic Life Support, and Blood Born Pathogens and will use this as a stepping stone to become a Medical Diagnostics Sonographer. Her passion has also been ignited to help other young people like herself learn about the public health issues and is in training with Young Invincibles. She is also an active young leader with the Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative.