Ismael Urbina was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill after receiving an Associate of Science degree from Cape Fear Community College. Ismael’s passion to make a difference in the lives of underrepresented populations can be seen through his actions. Watching his younger sister suffer from epilepsy motivated him to team up with local neurologists, the president of the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina and nurses to create a support group for people with epilepsy in his community. While leading the support group for over 3 years, Ismael was able to make a tremendous impact in the lives of many people in his community. Ismael plans to continue to make an impact while working with North Carolinas underserved populations as a nurse.