Yosselin Arroyo-Galvan was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Her mother was a teacher and her father was working abroad in the state of Florida as a citrus farmer worker. When Yosselin was one-year old, her mother decided to join her father in America. Together, they moved and settled in Los Angeles California. Every morning Yosselin was reminded “Hechale ganas” /put forth spirit/ in her schoolwork by her mother. Yosselin excelled in grade school and joined the GATE program, where her love for science grew. On weekends Yosselin and her two younger siblings accompanied their parents on their janitorial jobs, helping to dust and sweep convalescent homes.

In high school, Yosselin excelled as a student athlete. She was awarded academic suburban scholar for soccer. On her downtime Yosselin secretly read about liberation theology narratives causing her to elect Azusa Pacific University. It was here at APU where she began her journey into humanism and science. After some humanitarian trips to developing countries, she enrolled in a masters program in USC studying Global Medicine with an emphasis in Business Administration.

In medical school, Yosselin is UCLA’s Charles Drew program and is involved in advocacy of vulnerable populations. She hopes to practice medicine in underserved communities during and after her time as a Military Navy Physician; with a mission to advocate for environmental justice and social disparities. In her free time, Yosselin enjoys exploring LA with her husband, watching her little sister’s soccer games, hiking, singing and playing Rumikub with her family. Her husband is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Undergrad Institution: Azusa Pacific University

Masters: USC Keck School of Medicine, Global Health

Hometown: Bellflower, CA