Cindy Guadalupe Fernandez is a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine and also part of the UCLA PRIME program. She has a history of community service. In her undergraduate career she served on the executive board of Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine at UCLA as the Internal Coordinator working towards the improvement of healthcare access for underserved communities. She continued her passion and dedication to service as part of the AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps team at AltaMed Health Services as a health educator in chronic condition management, with an emphasis on prevention and improvement of a patient’s overall health. During her service years, she worked on a childhood obesity prevention program and strengthening collaboration among family resource centers to combat the socioeconomic barriers patients face in accessing healthcare. As a first generation college graduate and non-traditional medical student, she is passionate about mentorship and helping students realize what their own story and journey is in becoming future health professionals.

Undergrad Institution: UC Los Angeles

Hometown: Anaheim, CA