Jose Madrid is a queer person of color who is doing his best to support himself financially to achieve his academic goals at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Jose is currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelors in Nursing. Jose worked with a non-profit called Queer Intersections Portland that helped him realize how to make the most out of being a nurse practitioner. Jose’s ultimate goal is to open up clinics that have a focus on queer, trans-, and people of color. Jose received the Equal Access & Opportunity, Frank W. Ross, and Vasquez Pride in Health Scholarships.