Yessenia Gonzalez is a third year undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis. She is pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology, as well as minoring in Chicana/o Studies. Her research interests involve studying the role of the mind on physiological health.
As an undergraduate at UC Davis, Ms. Gonzalez is actively volunteering at Clinica Tepati, in a student-run clinic that helps provide primary care services to the uninsured, mainly Latino/a population in the Sacramento area. Additionally, she is involved in organizing a youth empowerment conference and an annual scholarship for high school students to encourage them to continue into higher education. Her future academic plans include pursuing a Masters of Health Services—Physician Assistant Studies, in hopes to fill the need for primary care providers to care for underserved communities.