I would like to thank my parents for their support and constant encouragement throughout the writing process. I am also indebted to Dr.Boies and Diana Donnel for their assistance in the editing phase of the project. And I am most grateful to Dr. Boies for her encouragement to help me to see the importance of this project for how it could be helpful and useful to others.
I was born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico in the city of El Paso. Upon graduating in the Spring of 2022, I will receive a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a certification in Public Health. After graduation, I will pursue a Doctorate degree in Medicine that specializes in urology or gastroenterology.
While at St. Mary’s University I assisted in the founding of “Girl Up StMU,” an organization empowering women leaders all around the world to defend gender equality. Additionally, I participated in a Research Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Gray. Moreover, I am also a part of other organizations such as, Sigma Sigma Sigma National sorority where I served as President and as College Panhellenic Council Chair. In my spare time, I volunteer at University Hospital, where I have had the opportunity to interact with patients and tutor students from underserved communities through the organization, “Learn To Be Tutoring.”