I was born in Mexico City, and subsequently migrated to Southern California at the age of 5. I am the first in my family to graduate high school, obtain a college education and attend medical school. After obtaining my undergraduate education at UC Irvine, I proceeded to obtain my physician assistant degree from Charles Drew University. After working in pediatrics and otolaryngology, I realized that the best way to help my community would be by furthering my education. I am currently interested in exploring the Latino Paradox and its protective effect on migrant workers exposed to environmental toxins associated with various forms of thyroid cancer. Additionally, I am currently working with the National Teen Leadership Program in an effort to boost minority representation in undergraduate universities.

Undergrad Institution: UC Irvine

Hometown: Van Nuys, CA