UConn School of Medicine
As a first-generation American born of Colombian and Australian parents, I was raised in a multicultural family. Born in Chicago, I spent the majority of my childhood in Racine, WI, although I also lived in Panama, Venezuela and Australia. I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in biology and Spanish. During college, I created an on-campus organization, which was both a quiz bowl and charity event, studied in Spain, and served as a Spanish interpreter in various medical and dental clinics in Tennessee.
When I volunteered at the Health Care Network, a non-profit clinic in Wisconsin, the dedication of the many health care professionals who donated their time to the uninsured, the jobless and the homeless inspired me. As a person who is solution-driven and creative, I hope to implement structural changes in the health care system. I feel a strong commitment to use my professional training and education to alleviate some of the racial and ethnic disparities in our country as they relate to health care services.