With boundless encouragement from her mother, Veronica Landa displays bold determination and curiosity to explore and follow her dreams.
Landa is already turning dreams into reality in her work as a research coordinator for clinical trials and as a specialist to refine family health services programs in California.
Originally from San Antonio, Landa attended Stanford University and earned an MPH from the UT School of Public Health. Her work has centered on health disparities, with particular interest in Latinos and cancer. She also was the research coordinator for a minority clinical trials project at UT School of Public Health.
Landa knows the critical value of prevention when it comes to cancer health disparities.
To further her experience and education, Landa applied for the Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program.
The Éxito! program, led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez at UT Health San Antonio with support from the National Cancer Institute, recruits 25 master’s-level students and professionals each year for a five-day summer institute and optional internships to promote doctoral degrees and careers in Latino cancer.
“Participating in [the Éxito! summer institute] was extremely helpful in planning the next steps of my career,” Landa said. “I gained so much insight and with the opportunity to learn from the speakers and other participants I was able to really reflect on what my next steps could and will be.”