Claudia Cristina Velazquez

The catholic religion has been the rock of her life but education is her passion. At an early age Christina was instilled with the importance of learning and every night she would practice reading the newspaper with her grandfather Leopoldo. When her uncle developed cancer she knew that public health was her future. She is a pilgrim with a lot of courage and with a burning desire to study molecular biology, epidemiology and translational research.  Today she is on a mission to earn her doctorate and no one can stop her.
Claudia received her Bachelors in Biological Science from the Univeristy of California, Merced and is now working towards a Master of Science in Biology from California State University, Fresno.
"The [Éxito!] summer institute was a fantastic opportunity. Now I feel I have important information and the skills to attend and complete doctoral studies but valuable information to know for each stage of my career," said Claudia.