Jaime Jimenez is a first generation Mexican-American raised in Compton, and later South Gate where his family currently resides. He attended Bravo Medical Magnet High School and subsequently attended Stanford University where he majored in Biomechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he started working at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, at the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. While serving as a research technician, he satisfied his premedical requirements at UCLA and earned his Pre-Medical and General Science Studies Certificate with Distinction. In the meantime he was also an Academic Coach helping high school students reach their academic goals and provide them with the skill sets needed to succeed as future professionals in their prospective careers.

He is currently part of the CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. His passion towards addressing health disparities in SPA-6 and helping underserved communities are motivating factors in his commitment to serving as the current Co-president of his class, Medical Student representative of Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the VP of Undergrad Relations for West Regional LMSA, and the Medical Alumni Association Representative for UCLA. This past summer, he worked in the Department of Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an avid soccer player, and a huge fan of Chivas de Guadalajara, Barcelona and Manchester United.

Undergrad Institution: Stanford University

Hometown: South Gate, CA