I am confident that the MD/MBA will allow me to effectively practice medicine, while leading other physicians through healthcare constantly shifting landscape. I grew up in my Father’s independently owned pharmacy, and realized early on that regardless of the intent and expertise of the professional, healthcare does not work without effective management and organization. After high school, I left Central California to attend Hampton University in Virginia. At Hampton, I pursued a degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology and became involved in various organizations that (Beta Kappa Chi, HU Honors College, Golden Key, etc.) forced me to re-evaluate myself in order to learn to lead. In 2013, I graduated from Hampton and became a Physio of Georgetown University’s Special Master’s Program in Physiology where I put my hopes to the test, confronting a year’s worth of medical school level classes. Now at Tufts University, I am not only self-assured, but also determined for these new challenges to force me to grow academically, socially, mentally, and in width of perspective.