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Cristian Mercado

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Bio: Cristian graduated from PSJA North High School in 2012. He attended the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and graduated with a B.S. in Biology - Pre-Med in fall 2019. In 2013, Cristian served as one of the original CSLAP founding members. 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 serves on the CSLAP board of directors.

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