Houston Chronicle

Two days per week, 18-year-old Emily Mexquitic works the graveyard shift as a patient care assistant in the hospital where she was born.

Overnight work at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is tiring but fulfilling, she says. She grew up in the nearby neighborhood of Alief and shares a local connection with many of her patients. The job also helps her pay tuition as a full-time student at the University of Houston and build experience toward becoming a pediatrician…

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