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Vanessa Rodriguez '19

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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Biochemistry

Current Company:

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Current Position:

Associate Research Specialist

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Bio Research, AMP facilitator, intramural soccer, Hermanas Aliadas (now combined with LSU), Kappa Alpha Theta

Secondary Schooling:

Currently in Medical school application cycle

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Grilled ham and cheese with pickles!

Best Oxy Class:

Zoology

Groups I Identify With:

Latino in Medicine

Bio:

I am a LA native, born and raised. I am the eldest of four sisters and my parents are Mexican immigrants. I love research and building community, which is why I'm pursuing a career in medicine. I love talking to students and giving advice in the medical journey. Please, reach out for absolutely any questions about the process. I am in it currently and I am excited to share my story!

Career Advice:

There are many paths to the same goal, so who cares how you get there as long as you get there.