I was raised by a single mom with four kids. We struggled until she was able to get an education, get promoted, and provide enough for our family to be secure. That opportunity allowed me, the youngest of my siblings, to become a first-generation college graduate, and I then went on to earn my doctorate and become a pharmacist.
I've always devoted myself to helping those struggling most. I volunteered on Skid Row, one of the largest homeless populations in America, and worked with at-risk youth at the Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall to teach about STD's and health maintenance. I would travel to Tijuana, Mexico multiple times a year to treat homeless and deported veterans, and I traveled to Panama & Romania to treat indigent populations (Ngobe and Roma people respectively). Americans are struggling, and I will work tirelessly to improve the lives of all Alaskans.