Criminal justice is often about standing up for what is right and protecting those who cannot stand up for themselves, and that is what Rebecca Pfeffer plans to continue to do for Houston residents.
Dr. Robert Pardue, a chemistry instructor for The Village School, says that his goal is to help his students become research engineers and scientists within the classroom.
Scott Peacock, who was laid off in 2010 after a 20 year career in the IT field, which gave him the opportunity to pursue what he believed to be his calling.
An Lieu, a web developer at TopSpot Internet Marketing, talks about his background in technology and web design.
Brenden Macaluso, of Common Motor Collective, talks about his business background and experience building a startup.
The Texas Nursing Workforce Coalition reports that as numerous nurses approach retirement, many more will be needed to enter nursing school in order to replace them.
Since the recession in 2009, Houston has added more than 250,000 new jobs, with 24 percent of these new jobs classified as high-wage jobs – earning more than $21 per hour.
Lauren Meyers draws on her diverse education in information science, art history, psychology and nonprofit management in her daily job as archivist for University of Houston Clear Lake.
Sharlette Kellum-Gilbert, assistant professor in the Department of Administration of Justice at Texas Southern University, discusses her work with at-risk youth, domestic violence, and teen murder.
Liz Vaclavik, of Memorial Hermann Northwest, teaches new mothers how to care for their newborns.