Student Profiles of the Week

Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

jacqueline alvaradoName: Jacqueline Suzanne Alvarado

Age: 27

Program & Concentration: RN

Expected Graduation Year: December 2016

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Why are you interested in nursing?
I’m interested in nursing because it is a fulfilling lifestyle that contributes to making our community a better place by instilling the foundations of education, holistic care, and hope.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
Five years after graduation I see myself working in the dialysis center in which my grandma attended before her passing after a 14-year long battle with diabetes, for she is the reason I pursued this career path. I also see myself volunteering with the health clinic of Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo to contribute to my local Native American community.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Go up to Scenic Drive with my husband and two kids, and eat pizza while the city lights turn on.

What do you do in your downtime?
I love to go fishing and camping with my family. There’s nothing like the outdoors and the fresh smell of pine and power bait!

Three words that describe you:
Christian, loyal, determined.

Something about you that not many people may know:
Beyond the light brown hair, light skin, and green eyes, I’m actually Native American. I’m an enrolled tribal member of the local Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian tribe.

 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Lubbock

PowerPoint PresentationName: Fernando Alonso Camacho

Program & Concentration: M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

Expected Graduation Year: May 2016

Hometown: Ciudad, Juarez

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
I am interested in biomedical research because in order for novel medical treatments to be applied to patients, a long process of trial and error has to happen throughout many research laboratories. The thought process, patience, and imagination necessary to obtain your expected results and excel in this field is what intrigued me and led me to become involved in biomedical research.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
Successfully completing medical school at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Go to dinner with my classmates and due to the location of El Paso, visit my friends in Juarez.

What do you do in your downtime?
Play futbol/soccer.

Three words that describe you:
Disciplined, energetic, and competent.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I love food and futbol! When there are no futbol games going on, one of my favorite things to do is to watch the food channel and cooking contests.

 

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

SP - Komola Azimova 2016Name: Komola Azimova

Class Graduation Year: 2016

Age: 25

Hometown: Austin, Texas (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

What made you decide that medicine is the career for you?
I knew for a very long time, even while living in Uzbekistan. Over the years since then, I’ve realized that no other career interests me as much to keep me curious for a lifetime or fits my personality as closely as medicine/surgery.

Where do you see yourself five years after completing your residency program?
Practicing surgery (perhaps CT surgery) in an academic institution, and living a happy life with my family.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Going home after coming back from a long trip away from El Paso. And shopping.

What do you do in your downtime?
Make-up artistry, working out, sleeping, shopping, spending time with loved ones.

Three words that describe you:
Passionate, motivated, and hard-working.

Something about you that not many people may know:
I used to sing when I was younger and competed in singing competitions for about five years. I also played tennis for several years with my sister as my doubles partner and we were known as the “tennis twins.”