Ulta Beauty signs deal with Refinery29 After attending performing arts school from 6th to 12th grade, Aisha Ceballos-Crump had her eyes set on moving from Gary, Indiana to New York City to become an actress. But with pressure to provide for her family, she changed her career path to a more secure, high-paying industry: chemical engineering. "That's very common in the Latino culture. You're expected to go to college, get a good job, and take care of your family — and that's how my parents felt," says Ceballos-Crump. She went on to graduate from Purdue University and landed jobs at pharmaceutical companies, chemical suppliers, and manufacturers. While she was making a six-figure income, she felt that she wasn't fulfilling her purpose. "When your family's stable, you're so afraid to step away from that because it's comforting — but I felt like now is my chance to do it," she says.