Kevin Correa was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the age of 7, his family decided to move to Winchester, VA. While in Virginia, Kevin learned English and was exposed to the American way of life. After finishing 3rd grade, his family decided to move to Hemet, CA in order to be closer to family. Throughout K-12, Kevin developed a strong passion for science and thus, decided to pursue a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside. While at UC Riverside, Kevin was heavily involved with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund where he worked with other members to give presentations at middle schools to showcase the importance of attending college. As a first generation college student, Kevin was eager to explore all the different sides of science so during summers he ventured out and was involved in basic science research, science policy, and medicine. From his first clinical exposure, Kevin was hooked and was fascinated about the ties between medicine and the social implications it has on communities like his. From there, Kevin worked to strengthen his medical school application and was fortunate enough to go straight from UC Riverside into the UCLA – Charles R. Drew Medical Education program.

Undergrad Institution: UC Riverside

Hometown: Hemet, CA