America is full opportunity and being first-generation Mexican American I experienced it first hand. At 19 I obtained my 100-ton masters' captains license, I was the only female in the class. I couldn’t be happier with what I do for a living. For me, it is not a job but a passion. One of my favourite parts of this job is meeting people from all walks of life. I could not be more blessed with the opportunity’s granted to me.