28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson was working as a pharmaceutical representative and saving up money to attend medical school, according to her family.

The young woman was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean on Oct. 12.

Jefferson graduated in 2010 from Lake Highlands High School and then went on to study at Xavier university in Louisiana. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in biology.

She moved in with her mother to take care of her after she got sick.

Jefferson’s dad Marquis Jefferson and his wife Noella Winslow Jefferson have said the family plans to set up a foundation in her name to help encourage black doctors, and to fight homelessness and stress reduction in impoverished communities.

“I’m angry and hurt over what happened to her, but I want that legacy of who she is to be instilled forever in other young people,” Marquis told CBS.

Her family members have described her as always wanting to help others, loved to make others happy and the life of the party.