Name: Marisela Iglesias

School/Year: UIWSOM/2nd year medical student

Educational Background: B.S. in Neuroscience from University of California Los Angeles (2016)

Medical interests/goals: Pediatrics, Neonatology, maternal fetal medicine

Hobbies/Fun interests: Going to the gym, listening to 80’s music, cooking, STAR WARS

“My love of science began in elementary school with a project about the human brain. I set out to major in neuroscience during my undergraduate years. It wasn’t until I became involved with clinical research in pediatric psychology, that I knew I wanted to be a physician. Working with children in a clinical setting as well as during my time at The Painted Turtle camp for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses solidified my interests in pediatrics. After undergrad, I took some time off to work, as well as gain clinical experience in a primary care setting. I am first-generation college student and navigating the undergraduate years and applying for medical school I faced many hardships. I am excited to be a resource and help guide prospective medical students during their journey.”

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