Maria Fonseca found her way to mortuary school the way a lot of people do: Someone died.
"Unfortunately, three years ago, I lost a cousin," she says.
The funeral director who helped her family grieve left an impression. Fonseca didn't know anyone in the funeral industry, and she asked to shadow him. Then she decided to follow in his footsteps.
"I want to be there to support [families] whenever they're going through the worst moment in their life," she says.