I am the eldest of two children from a family that originated from the Dominican Republic. Both of my parents come from humble beginnings and although this may be perceived as a disadvantage, it has been their greatest asset. Seeing their unending struggle to provide stability for my brother and I motivates me to give back to them and the world. To me, the most inspirational profession is to be a doctor, an actual career that is centered on helping all people. Nevertheless, the road to help others does not end when I become a doctor but is only the beginning.
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it” is a quote by Neil De Grasse Tyson that summarizes why I love science. I have a passion for science and possess an unquenchable enthusiasm to help others without receiving anything in return. For as long as I can remember, science has always been much more than a subject in school. Instead, it serves as a springboard for my future career.
My dream is to be a part of the organization Doctors without Borders. Doctors without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their religion, race, or political affiliation. To voluntarily devote my life and education of medicine to people around the world will make everything that my parents and I have ever done worth every sweat and tear. I joined the New York Fellows Program because I knew that it would provide me with the expertise and resources to make my dreams a reality. I trust that I will advance and become a woman well-equipped for the vast world.