Zaida Carballo

Zaida Carballo is an undergraduate at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in medical Spanish. On campus, she has participated in undergraduate research in the chemistry department, where she co-authored two peer-reviewed articles in the field of nano energy. Passionate about health care and public health, she began a master’s degree in public health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as part of an accelerated graduate program. Following the completion of her master’s degree, Zaida plans to pursue a career in medicine. Furthermore, she holds a strong interest in health policy and improving the healthcare system.

Zaida is currently a part of the Bill Archer Fellowship, which has given her the opportunity to intern and study in Washington, D.C. During her time as an intern for the PCC, she hopes to obtain a more holistic sense of primary care and hopes to unite her interests by learning and understanding the distinct role health care holds as an agent of domestic and foreign development. Furthermore, she hopes to learn more about health advocacy and policy for a diplomatically active career.

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