Member since: Fall 2016
At the age of twelve, I understood what my immigrant parents needed to do to provide me with a better lifestyle. Before attending college, I constantly helped my mother cleaning homes on the weekends. At the end of the day, I was exhausted but instead of giving up, these struggles made me stronger and more mature. It was my father’s childhood stories that made me want to go into medicine. As a child, my father’s mother passed away because their family couldn’t afford medical services in Mexico. Growing up with this idea that some people in the world cannot get medical attention due to their socioeconomic circumstances made me want to help others. In seventh grade, I learned about Doctors without Borders and since then it has been my dream to support the underserved communities. No matter the circumstances, I want to be a professional that will serve others and provide a loving, compassionate, caring, and humble environment.