Student Division Awards Chair
Maria is a second-year medical student at St. George’s University School of Medicine. She graduated with a B.S. in Health Science from California Baptist University. While at California Baptist University, she served as the founding president of the American Medical Women’s Association – CBU Chapter in 2015; and was also an ambassador for the College of Health Science. During her time at CBU she also engaged in several global health initiatives which led her to China, Peru, and Mexico, where she got to work on various health-related projects. Maria has also been a part of various research projects regarding minority populations in medicine and is a published first-author. This last year, Maria served as the AMWA Region 5 Director. Maria’s passions include advocating for women’s health, working to minimize health disparities, and increase diversity in medicine. She hopes to dedicate this coming year to her research and inspiring more young women to become involved in AMWA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and reading. As a first-generation college student and the first in her family to pursue medicine, she is eager to learn and to be able to work with women, as well as minority populations both locally and globally.