I'm a medical student at the University of New Mexico. I grew up on the US-Mexico border, on the New Mexican side of the El Paso metro area. I love my state. I have 11 siblings! But no need to worry for my mother, she only gave birth to seven. Two of my siblings we adopted from Russia, two from Ukraine, and one from Mexico. Which number am I? Seven, which makes me a middle child. One more fun fact: I'm the second of 3 triplets!
Being in a large family made me flexible and understanding. Growing up on the border taught me diversity and a love for culture, especially for languages. This love led me to study Spanish, which I speak fluently.
I also fell in love with learning. It was something that I enjoyed and could be myself in. But learning has never been what drives me in life - people do.
I'm a people-person. I couldn't imagine working where I would not have interactions with others. This, and a deep desire to meet people wherever they are at, led me to pursue a career in medicine, with the hopes of practicing in a rural community in my great state. Medicine for me is just a tool to do what gives me passion for learning and everything else I do: to love people.
So regardless of where you are in life, I have learned that learning comes from the heart. I believe anyone can learn anything when they are driven by a love and passion for discovery. Learning better helps us to know who we are and definitely helps us appreciate others and the world around us.
It's a big world out there, what do you bring to it?
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Health Sciences, General
ACT Reading: 32
Playing Drums/Guitar, Photography, Hanging with friends, Traveling.
College Application Essays
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Technology and Computer Science