I believe that HCOE RMTL is already helping me achieve my short and long-term goals. They also keep me in check and motivated, while I strive to obtain my BS.
Lucas Dantas de Paula
Lucas moved to San Diego, California when he was 19. A recent US Citizen and native of Brazil he and his family faced many significant challenges while growing up. Since moving to the U.S., he has had to deal with his language barrier and the quiet discrimination of being an immigrant. These challenges have not been obstacles to Lucas, but instead have only influenced him to pursue his education and strive to do his best in school. A current community college and Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program student, Lucas plans to transfer to UCSD. RMTL has provided him with the opportunity to work in a supportive laboratory environment while developing his leadership and delegating skills, versatility, and organizational and data analysis abilities. He plans to pursue his BS and eventually a M.D./Ph.D. to continue working in the research field.