Saxxie Tran

California State University, San Bernardino
Trustee Peter J. and Coralyn A. Taylor Scholar​

My experience has taught me that failure is an avenue for growth and should not be something to fear, but rather, to embrace.

Determination has been a common theme throughout Saxxie Tran’s educational experience. From college rejections and initially being denied admission to her nursing program, she has persevered, inspiring those around her.

Saxxie graduates this December from California State University, San Bernardino with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a certificate in health equity and disparities. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and maintains an overall 3.8 GPA. Saxxie’s passion and dedication led her to serve more than 400 volunteer hours as an orientation leader and coordinator in Seattle and as a health coach for the San Antonio Regional Hospital Community Health Improvement Program. She was also elected to advocate for her peers on the CSU San Bernardino ASI Board of Directors, representing the College of Natural Sciences.

Saxxie plans to begin her career as an intensive care unit nurse, working toward becoming an advanced public health nurse and eventually receiving a doctorate of nursing practice.