Jennifer Aranda

Sat Jul 23: A First-Gen Latina’s Journey from Community College to UCSF School of Medicine

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Jennifer Aranda, MS I
Incoming 1st Year Medical Student
UCSF School of Medicine
Saturday July 23, 2022
11am-12:30pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Are you a first-generation college student? Are you currently or did you start at Community College? Are you at a large UC and confused? Worried that you won’t succeed? Worried that starting at a Community College is a disadvantage? Are you worried about not having access to all the resources you need to succeed?
Then you should come and meet Jennifer Aranda who started at Los Angeles Pierce College and transferred to UCLA and graduated at top of her class and is starting at the prestigious UCSF School of Medicine in Fall 2022. Come and hear her story and ask her questions.

About the Speaker:
Jennifer Aranda is an incoming first-year medical student at the UCSF School of Medicine. She is joining the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) track, for medical students committed to working with urban underserved communities. Her undergraduate background includes being a first-generation college student, and a community college transfer student at Los Angeles Pierce College, where she completed the Honors program, joined EOPS, and was a member of the Center for Community College Partnerships Program at UCLA.
In 2021, she graduated summa cum laude with a major in Psychobiology from UCLA. She has extensive experience mentoring and advising pre-medical and STEM students from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially those from California community colleges. She also has experience as an orthopedic surgery medical scribe, an undergraduate student researcher in two neuroscience labs, and has obtained various clinical hours in underserved medical settings in East Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, crocheting, going to the beach, watching horror movies, playing video games, and trying new foods.

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Topic: A First-Gen Latina’s Journey from Community College to UCSF School of Medicine
When: July 23, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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