Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Profiles of the Week

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Name: Alexandria Loren RivasAlexandria Rivas

Program: M.S.

Expected graduation year: 2017

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
Research provides the opportunity for me to diversify my knowledge and skill set. I know this will make me a better health care provider.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
Advancing my education in health care.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Eat!

What do you do in your downtime?
Run and draw.

Three words that best describe you:
Resilient, vibrant and focused.

Something about you that not many people know:
My ethnic background: Venezuelan and Mexican.

 

Name: Christopher ThompsonChris Thompson

Program: M.S.

Expected graduation year: 2017

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
It is the key to everything.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
I see myself in my first year of residency.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Population studies.

What do you do in your downtime?
Reconcile metabolic pathways with everyday life; tennis; ski and snowboard; MMA and MMO training; fantasy football; and spend time with friends.

Three words that best describe you:
Methodical, ambitious and good sense of humor.

Something about you that not many people know:
My right leg is slightly shorter than my left.