Melissa Zavala ’19

Melissa Zavala '19 Chicana Major

I decided to be a Chicana/o-Latina/o major after my first class with Professor [of History] April Mayes where I was given texts from the perspectives of those who are erased in the history of Latin America.

This then fueled my interest to learn more about Latinx folks within the United States and the history that is not focused on when growing up.

My initial desire of being a biology major changed but I am still determined to go to medical school as a Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies major because I want to focus on the inequity communities of color face within the healthcare system due to the lack of resources and cultural sensitivity within the medical field.