Jonathan Gomez is a ​2013 graduate from UC San Diego with a BS in Biology and BA in Global Health. In San Diego, he conducted diabetes research in transnational migrant communities on the US/Mexico border, published in the volume "Return Migration, Health, and Sexuality in a Transnational Mexican Community". After graduation, he was a participant in the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars program. During this time, he interned with the UCLA NIH-funded Corner Store Project, which aimed to decrease cardiovascular disease burdens for residents of East LA through increased access to healthy foods via community-based participatory research. He then worked for two years as a health counselor in safety-net sexual health clinics serving San Francisco's LGBTQ+ Latinx communities. He aspires to obtain an MD/MPP and specialize in health delivery models to reduce inequities among LGBTQ+, Latinx, African-american, and undocumented communities.

Undergrad Institution: UC San Diego

Hometown: Modesto, CA