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    Student to Student

    Where were you born?

    I was born in Middle Village, Queens, and grew up in Commack, Long Island.

    What are you going to college for?

    A multidisciplinary major with concentrations in the premed curriculum, Child Family Studies, Africana Studies and a minor in Community Service-learning.

    What are your goals for the near future?

    In June, I will start my job and schooling in Boston Mass, at Massachusetts General Hospital for Neuroendocrinology and HIV studies.

    What is you ultimate goal?

    I aspire to become a doctor and an HIV researcher. I am in pursuit of my MD/PhD.

    What are some things you enjoy doing?

    I love to volunteer, travel (I spent last summer studying art history in Italy) and hang out with friends. I also love to have a good time.

    What are your inspirations?

    I am inspired by people who have overcome personal tragedies and struggles, especially health ones. My mother passed away from Leukemia when I was a child. I now live with my father and adopted mother (who tragically also lost her first husband to cancer)…through their struggles.

    What do you want to accomplish?

    I hope to continue on my path and heal the most vulnerable under-served populations.

    What awards have you won?

    I just earned a Chancellor award, William T. Sullivan award and an Undergraduate Recognition Award.

    What have you accomplished at Stony Brook University?

    I am graduating with honors. I am a WISE student and’ an AMERICorp Student.

    Have there been any bumps in the road for you?

    Life hasn’t been easy for me, I fell ill during my Junior Year, but thanks to the support from my friends and mentors I pulled through, and now I am continuing my pursuits to earn an MD/PhD…I value a good education.

    What do you feel about Stony Brook?

    I appreciate the financial and emotional support SBU and my scholarships have offered me.

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