My name is Melissa Lopez. I am a second year UCLA Drew/PRIME student and was raised in Corona, CA. I majored in microbial biology at UC Berkeley and was the first in my family to complete a college education. After college I did Community HealthCorps in the Bronx, NY for two years. During this time I worked at a federally qualified health center as a prenatal health educator and childbirth doula. I then moved back to California and worked for the CA Department of Public Health Prenatal Screening Program at Cedars Sinai. I have an interest in reproductive health, underserved medicine, and global health. For fun, I love being outdoors running, hiking, camping, and swimming.

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Corona, CA