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2019 Guatemala Medical Mission

Updated: Feb 25, 2020


2019 Jose's Hand


Gabriela Nieves

My name is Gabriela S. Nieves Mártir, I am a second year pharmacist student at Nova Southeastern University. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. For undergrad school I went to the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, where I completed the pre-requisites for the College of Pharmacy. I am very excited to be part of the Guatemala Medical Mission. Since high school I’ve enjoyed participating at volunteering services, so for me is an honor to receive the opportunity to help the underserved. I look forward to working with the team , thank you for this opportunity!


Lauren Blue

My name is Lauren Blue and I am a 24-year-old student entering my last (4th) year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at NSU. By choosing this career path I have committed to a lifelong duty to use my acquired knowledge to the best of my ability to provide top quality healthcare to others. I ventured to Florida for my pharmacy studies at NSU. I hope to someday combine my passions of psychology and medicine to make an impact in the world. My resume is filled with work/volunteer experience, philanthropies and certifications that will allow me to make a positive impact on this medical outreach trip. I am so grateful to Jose's Hands for allowing me to be a part of this deeply meaningful trip, and I am determined to give as much energy as I can to Misioneros del Camino so that orphans and community members alike may get the help they deserve.

Amelia Hong-Chun

My name is Amelia Hong-Chun , and I am a third year Pharmacy student at NSU. I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to Florida to study a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2017. After finishing my Bachelors of Pharmacy in Taiwan, I have been eager to utilize my medical skills to give back to the community and help others. The enthusiasm of helping people has been growing rapidly ever since I volunteered in many health fair events, where I learned how to give standard, reasonable care to those in need . This is my first time going on a sponsored Medical Outreach. I am grateful for being given this opportunity and I am looking forward to using the experiences gained on this mission trip to become a more competent and successful pharmacist.


Danielle Blais

My name is Danielle Blais. I am from Bloomington, Minnesota. I attended North Dakota State University where I completed the pre-pharmacy program and then ventured to Florida for pharmacy school. I am currently a fourth-year pharmacy student at NSU in Davie, Florida. Throughout my schooling I have been an active volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, VEAP, and activities in the community as well as with my church and St. Baldrick’s; although, this will be my first medical mission trip. When the opportunity came to go on a mission trip with Jose’s Hands, I knew this would be the perfect experience to complete this chapter of my life. I look forward to using the knowledge I have gained in school to serve others in Guatemala and I am grateful to have been selected for this mission trip.


Coralys Meléndez

My name is Coralys Andrea Meléndez Tur , and i am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UPR- Rio Piedras, where I earned my Biology Degree in 2016. During my undergraduate years, I was part of associations such as: Medlife, Future Pharmacists, and the American Medical Student Association. These organizations focused on volunteered community work, where I had the opportunity to participate in nursing home visits, marathons, and helping the needy.I am grateful for being given this opportunity and I am excited to work with the team and everyone at Jose's Hands.


Bianca Parente

My name is Bianca Parente I am currently a third year student at NSU’s College of Pharmacy. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina and Florida State University. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, practicing yoga, and traveling whenever I can. I have been working in a retail pharmacy since 2012. I first worked at an independent pharmacy and now work for Publix as a pharmacist Intern. My hope is continue to work for Publix after she graduates with her doctorate in pharmacy. Thanks for this life changing experience.

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