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Cristian Mercado

Bio: Cristian graduated from PSJA North High School in 2012. He is currently attending the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and will be graduating with a B.S. in Biology - Pre-Med in 2019. Cristian was one of the original CSLAP founding members in 2013. Since then, he’s maintained an active community leadership role by establishing United For College Success (UFCS), a college enrichment program at South Texas College. Cristian also has a strong passion for research. At UTRGV, he’s taken a leadership role in a biomedical laboratory with UTRGV’s School of Medicine where he mentors medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. Currently, Cristian is finalizing his medical school applications and hopes to attend UTRGV’s School of Medicine in fall 2020.

Mentoring interests: Research, medical school preparation, leadership development, college transition.

Rate: Free for RGV students; $20/hr for out-of-RGV students. Provide proof of high school enrollment such as a student ID or transcript.  |  Tel: 956-533-6156 

Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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