2018 Rowe Scholar: Maifrak Sobrino

Maifrak SobrinoMaifrak Sobrino’s name comes from a combination of her parents’ names. ‘Mai’, for her mother Maira, and ‘frak’ for her father Frank. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Maifrak moved when she was 10 to Norwich, CT and eventually graduated from Norwich Free Academy. She is now a nursing major with a psychology minor and potentially an additional minor in HDFS. Her goal is to become a neonatal APRN because she enjoys working with infants. As a teenager, Maifrak began working at Norwichtown Rehab, which she credits as the place where she found her passion for health care and nursing. It has given her an understanding of the health care needs of the elderly, taught her to have patience with the people with whom she’s working, and how to juggle multiple tasks. Maifrak is also CPR certified and has taken a Stop the Bleed course. Last summer Maifrak spent three weeks in Prague, Czech Republic, which she says is the best decision she made in college and she encourages others to study abroad.