Faresha Sims, winner of the ESTELLE OSBORNE scholarship, is a native Mississippian who is presently attending Virginia Commonwealth University Nurse Anesthesia Program. After completing her first year of advance practice study in the field of nurse anesthesia, she enrolled in the dual degree track that allows graduate students who have exhibited exceptional academic performance to complete their master and doctorate degree of nurse anesthesia concurrently. Faresha is engaged in the community promoting a positive image of the nursing profession to youngsters. When volunteering with the Jump Ropes to Stethoscopes Community Outreach Program, Emerging Healthcare Leaders Mentoring Program and the SciKids Organization, she enjoys discussing becoming a nurse with many young potential candidates and promoting the profession.