Valeria Hernandez calls the U.S. home thanks to her parents who migrated from Mexico with nothing but the clothes on their backs in hopes of giving their daughter a better life. To them, that meant providing her an education, something neither of them received.
From the time she started at the age of 3, Hernandez loved school. She made the honor roll every report card and was always involved in extracurricular activities, whether that was helping in the school office or playing sports. She was convinced she wanted to be a teacher. That is, until fourth grade career week.
“There, I met with investigators and FBI agents and was so intrigued with the work they do,” she said. “From then on, I knew I wanted to be in the criminal justice field.”
With her sights set on being an investigator, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Read more