I am originally from Brazil and moved to the United States as a child. Given this opportunity I was able to overcome obstacles that come from being an outsider which has made me work hard and become determined to achieve my goals. I am sophomore undergraduate bioengineering student at Clemson University on a pre-medicine track. Ever since middle school i have been volunteering and helping researchers at The Medical University of South Carolina which is something I hope to continue to do in the future in order to develop new medical devices with my degree in Bioengineering. Furthermore my ultimate goal is to attend this medical school after earning my bachelors degree and become a physician in my local community.