UConn School of Pharmacy, Class of 2012
I was born in Fayetteville, NC to a military family. Being an army brat I was blessed with the opportunity to travel and live in various places such as Italy and Alabama. Despite being so young, I found that with every army base and country I visited, I became interested in cultures and welcomed diversity. My experiences from the military as well as my ethnic background have influenced me to pursue a career in healthcare. Unfortunately, in healthcare there exist many disparities, including those related to race and ethnicity. Being a Dominican American, I have been given the gift of being bilingual. Healthcare, specifically pharmacy, has afforded me the opportunity to work with the disadvantaged, underrepresented Latin community and give them the healthcare they deserve. I chose to join Urban Service Track because the organization allowed me to bridge the healthcare gap. Working with other passionate students on an interdisciplinary team, we are able to bring quality healthcare to those most in need.