Ricardo is a senior at the University of Arizona with a major in Public Health with a Pre-med emphasis and a minor in Spanish. He is a UCLA SMDEP scholar, and a Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC): American Indian Youth Wellness Camp ambassador. Ricardo has competed in the Princeton University MediHack competition, where he traveled to Princeton University and created an app called Social Service Informational Database (SSID). This app is meant to help social workers deliver simple updated health resources to patients via text messages as a way to keep the information they received with their social worker in their phone rather than on paper where it could potentially be lost. Ricardo has also been a counselor for the University of Arizona’s Medstart Health Careers Summer Program, where he mentored 41 senior level high school students that want to attend college and eventually have a career in the health field. Ricardo is currently an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Nosotros, where he fulfils his interest in public health and his desire to aid the underserved low-income Latino community. His ultimate goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, and with his knowledge of public health, hopefully help bridge the gap between low-income patients and achieving their optimal health. Ricardo also has a newly developed passion for bodybuilding and enjoys going to the gym, exploring new places to eat, and play with his dog Candy.