I was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States when I was eleven years old. I currently attend Rutgers University and major in Biological Science and Public Health. I’ve been interested in medicine and global health since I was a little girl. I witnessed firsthand when my family and I could not afford health insurance, making me want to improve access to healthcare for all people. I have volunteered at the Jersey City Medical Center for the past two years, assisting patients, nurses, and doctors as needed. I’ve also attended a Public Health service learning training in West Virginia, working with patients with black lung disease because of the exposure to coal. These practical experiences and my undergraduate studies helped me to gain a better understanding of healthcare in the United States and worldwide. Also, these experiences allowed me to reaffirm my passion towards medicine, research, and global health. I want to continue learning and gaining more knowledge in the medical field in order to accomplish my long-term career goal of being a physician, and one day providing quality healthcare to a community.