Lesdy is a native Valley resident having grown up in Thermal and becoming a medical assistant, and later, a phlebotomist. She plans to become a nurse and wants to stay in the Coachella Valley where she feels she is “at home”. Lesdy says she is a “home body” and prefers to stay at home than to go out. She enjoys being around and with her family, and likes to bake when she has the time. Lesdy came to VIM as a volunteer initially, before becoming a medical assistant and returning for her externship. She has worked in both our front office, greeting patients and scheduling appointments, and in our back office working directly with patients and their physicians. Lesdy is now a part-time outreach worker helping to promote wellness in the community and increasing awareness of Volunteers in Medicine.