Beatriz C. Marrón is a second-year medical student in the UCLA PRIME program at the David Geffen School of Medicine. She was born in Santa Ana, CA to Mexican immigrant parents and is the oldest of three. After graduating from Bell Gardens High School, she went on to graduate from UCLA with a Biology, B.S. and a Spanish minor. While at UCLA, she served as a board member for Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine and was director of the Latino Student Health Project, where she organized several health fairs in low-income communities in Los Angeles, CA and quarterly clinics in Tecate, Mexico. These experiences further fueled her passion to pursue medicine while at the same time allowing her to reflect and think critically about the social determinants of health and how someone’s access to care profoundly impacts their health. After graduation, she participated in the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine’s Summer Urban Health Fellowship, the Health Career Connection program, and served as a mentor for pre-health students in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at UCLA. Beatriz also worked as the Executive Director of Alliance in Mentorship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, where she established various mentorship initiatives for other first gen pre-health students, like herself, and worked as a field interviewer for the UCLA RISE UP Study. This summer, Beatriz had the pleasure to have been selected as a National Medical Fellowship’s Primary Care Leadership Program Scholar. Her interests are in community & immigrant health, mentorship, and social justice. She hopes to return to her community as a primary care physician and practice with humility, compassion, and respect. Beatriz currently serves as the Community Service Chair for the UCLA PRIME Council and as Mentorship Co-Chair and Medical Student Representative for the LMSA.

Undergrad Institution: UC Los Angeles

Hometown: Bell Gardens, CA