Melissa Torres

"I have always loved art. Growing up as an only child it was my way of entertaining myself. I was always encouraged by teachers and peers to pursue a career in art, but my mother had other plans for me. Having had a son at the age of 17, I knew I needed to pursue a career that would be able to support me and my son. That is how I became a nurse. Although it is something I love to do (it's been 15 years now), it does not compare to the love I have for art!"