I was born in Chicago and raised in a small town in Wisconsin. People often wonder, “Are there paisas up in Wisconsin?” And to tell you the truth, we’re probably outnumbered by the cows. I grew up in an area where most people weren’t very fond of immigrants. Although my family could pretend we didn’t notice, we couldn’t ignore the language barrier. This was especially problematic at the doctor. Often times, physicians thought it simpler to walk away from my parents than to use interpreter services to give them the help they needed. Seeing the impact that had on my parents motivated me to pursue medicine and give back to the immigrant communities.

Undergrad Institution: Stanford University

Hometown: Waukesha, WI