Hero Scholar: Cynthia Tran

Cynthia Tran, a Nursing Scholar from Denver, Colorado supported by the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, has a passion for community service and leadership. Her journey started at age 11, volunteering at a local retirement home. This formative experience taught her the value of emotional support and compassion for the elderly and shaped her perspective on community service. Later, Cynthia co-founded “Socks for Denver,” a nonprofit that distributes socks to the homeless. Recognizing the importance of basic necessities like clean socks, Cynthia’s organization has made a tangible impact on Denver’s homeless population over the past two years. While working for another local nonprofit, she spearheaded an educational program that empowered parents with essential resources on child development, education, nutrition, and other relevant topics. This work showcased her ability to foster collaboration and find common ground among diverse perspectives. This quality is a cornerstone of her leadership style, and she envisions applying it in nursing by advocating for patients, mentoring fellow nurses, and actively participating in healthcare organizations. Cynthia is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Henderson campus.