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Antelope Valley, CA

Undergrad Education

University of Southern California, BS, 2017

Previous Experience

Harvard Medical School, MD, 2024

HBS Activities

Health Care Club, Latino Student Organization

“HBS is really a “choose your own adventure” place, which allows me to prioritize what matters most. ”

Why did you choose this path at this point in time?

I want to be better prepared to lead and improve the delivery of health care in our country. Patients cannot wait for our systems to be more accessible, effective, and equitable – now is the time for us to step up as leaders.

Coming to HBS is like…

Traveling across the world, while sitting in a classroom and roaming the halls of Spangler. You learn about discounted cash flows, strategy, and leadership at HBS – while also enhancing your understanding of others' values and cultures.

Being part of the HBS community is like…

Trying to become an expert juggler. There are so many opportunities to engage. It’s really a “choose your own adventure” place, which allows me to prioritize what matters most.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

At age 6, I wanted to be Spiderman (yes, this was my answer in the elementary school survey!). My love for basketball then pushed 8-year-old me to dream of becoming a professional basketball player (spoiler: my mother is only about 5’1”!). By the time I reached high school, I dreamed of being a doctor – this one is coming to life.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Spending time with my three brothers, and simply being kids. Playing endless 2 vs. 2 basketball games, pulling out the Nerf toy guns and chasing each other around the house, or – a classic favorite – performing a ritual that involved smashing my face into a birthday cake regardless of whose birthday it was (my mother always tried to purchase a back-up cake).

Who is one person from your life that you admire the most today?

My mother (I still love you, Dad). I could write an entire book about the sacrifices that she made for my brothers and me. For the sake of brevity, I’ll use a quote from Tupac Shakur, “Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place.”

What’s the best thing about your hometown?

What I loved about all the places I lived in (all in Southern California), was the community. Growing up in low-income neighborhoods meant that I spent my formative years surrounded by people with amazing life stories and indescribable struggles that taught me what it meant to be human, to smile, and to cry.