Class Status: Senior
Major: Cellular Molecular Biology
Campus Involvements: I have been in the STEM Scholars Program since my freshman year.
Career Goal: ER doctor or a general surgeon
Hobbies: I love watching thriller/suspenseful movies. I love spending time with family, friends and my 3 cats (:
How has CSI³ helped you?
Yes, they have helped me get materials for classes and knowing that they are there to support me through my classes is enough to help me get through the year. I have made new friends because of STEM Scholars. Without them, I am not sure I would have gotten this far.
What keeps you motivated and positive throughout life’s hardships?
My parents are my motivation to keep going. My parents came to the U.S when I was 1 with no money, no belongings and not knowing the language. They worked really hard to provide everything for me and give me a better life than what they had in Mexico. I would want to repay everything they have done for me and care for them as they get older as they did with me.
What advice would you like to give to your fellow scholars?
I would advise my fellow scholars that it's okay to take your time to reach your goals. As they say, “Slow and steady wins the race.” It is in fact true, I tried to finish school real quick and I ended up failing a couple of classes. Taking it slow and knowing your limits, will help in the long run. Also, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. It is a habit that is really hard to shake off. Personally, I have a calendar with all the due dates and reminders in front of my face when I am at my desk to remind me what is due soon and what events are coming up. Planning ahead will keep you in check.
What are your plans after graduation?
Take a year to work full-time, start an EMT Program, study for the MCAT and begin my way to start medical school.