I was raised in San Diego, CA and grew up travelling to Guanajuato, Mexico with my family. I studied Human Biology and Global Health at UC San Diego. Later, I worked with communities in Yucatán, Jalisco, and Oaxaca, Mexico to understand the impact of migration on health. As an undergraduate, I served as a translator at the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic. My passion for medicine comes from a deep love for the Latino community; the patients and community members I worked with imprinted on me a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to stand with my community to the best of my ability. As a member of the PRIME program at UCLA DGSOM, I hope to study medical anthropology/public health and practice Family Medicine in an underserved community. Outside of school, I love (among many things) the ocean, practicing yoga and meditation, and spending time with my beautiful friends and family.

Undergrad Institution: UC San Diego

Hometown: San Diego, CA