My name is Anita and I'm proud to be a recipient of One Nurse At a Time scholarship. I've been an active participating nurse for approximately 30 years at University of Maryland Medical Center. Of those years, 25 was spent in the neonatal intensive care nursery. I'm currently working in the pediatric post anesthesia recovery unit. I provide pre and post anesthesia nursing care for infants to 18 years in a out patient and in patient setting. I have dedicated my entire nursing career to pediatrics. I received my Associate of Arts degree in nursing from Catonsville Community College. I have volunteered with my community church by providing meals for the homeless, gathering donated and packing of non-perishable items for families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It has always been a passion of minds to volunteer on an international level. Now that I have two adult children, I feel it's my time to fulfill that dream. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the movies and dining out. I took ballet in college and just decided to resume as a recreation . I'm looking forward to helping others around the world. I know they will give me far more than I could ever give them. Blessed for this opportunity.