Name: Meranda
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Career in early childhood: 6 years
Meranda is 23 and loves her work teaching toddlers. She enrolled in early college in high school in order to get her early childhood degree and get to work sooner. She has been uninsured for over a year, and she is worried about whether she will be able to manage her health in the future. “It’s hard. It’s like you have to choose between your health, or your livelihood. Do I need to be on the streets in order to get health care?”