Pyper Vaughn made USF her home to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, a profession that has been part of her family for generations. Her two grandmothers were nurses, and her father was a search-and-rescue sailor in the Navy. She is now a senior, a pathway program that leads to on track to graduate in 2023. After graduating, Vaughn plans to work in cardiac care and later return to USF to earn a doctoral degree. Her goal is to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist and work with helicopter teams to perform what she calls, “little surgeries in the sky.” Vaugh serves as president of the USF College of Nursing Student Council and is secretary of the women’s lacrosse club.