Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Milagros was the youngest of 7 girls who dreamed of being a nurse. In 1981, she was accepted into the College of Mount Saint Vincent and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Over the past 30 years Milagros has worked in the Intensive Care Unit, Open Heart Recovery, Operating Room, Medical-Surgical Unit, Emergency Department, Home Health Care and much more. She began her teaching career in the late 90's while going back to school for her Master's Degree. In 2007 she graduated with her Master's in Nursing and started as an adjunct professor at TC3. The following year, in 2008, Milagros became a full-time professor. Milagros is the co-advisor of the Nursing club and has traveled to Bogota, Columbia and Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua with nursing students. In 2018 Milagros presented at the "Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators" in Minnesota.