California State University, BakersfieldHenry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Scholar
Charmaine Parubrub grew up marveling at her mother's courage and dedication as she worked two jobs as the family's sole provider after emigrating from the Philippines. Charmaine gave birth to her son Jayden when she was 16. She seeks to emulate her mother as she raises her own son while pursuing her studies.
Charmaine is the vice president of her nursing class, an upper division director for Associated Students, Inc. and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She is passionate about helping those in need and regularly volunteers for numerous causes. She provides health screenings and education to underserved communities and organizes dinners for children and their families through the Ronald McDonald House. Charmaine has presented research at conferences for the honors program, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Charmaine strives to overcome negative teenage pregnancy stereotypes and pursue a master’s degree to provide passionate, optimal care as a registered nurse, and ultimately pursue her PhD.