Hola, a todos soy la secretaria de APHP! My name is America Pedraza and I am currently double majoring in Biology (Pre-Professional concentration) and Medical imaging (Radiology concentration) and minoring in Psychology. I aspire to apply to medical school within the next few years to become either a Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB/GYN) or a Radiologist. I currently volunteer at UMC Hospital on the weekends as a scribe in the ER. I am very involved on campus as well. I belong to two other organizations: Latino Pre-Medical Student Association and the UNLV Scientista Foundation. I am also currently the Fundraising officer for the Latino Pre-Medical Student Association (LPMSA). I have been a member of APHP for three years now and many of the friendships I have created have been through people I have met in volunteering events hosted by APHP. Something interesting about me is that I like to watch clothing hauls on YouTube, especially thrift store hauls because they motivate me to hunt for vintage pieces from the 80s and 90s. I also enjoy working out at the gym, and one of the things I enjoy doing is deadlifting. Traveling is also a big part of my life. During winter break, I enjoy traveling to Mexico. When I’m there, you will usually find me zip lining, hiking trails, and visiting art galleries. I am also fascinated by ancient history. I like visiting archaeological sites, like the Aztec pyramids and Spanish colonial architectures. In the future, I would like to visit more archaeological sites, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. I enjoy helping people, so if you ever need study tips for any classes don’t hesitate to ask me for help! I am beyond thrilled to be your secretary!
Hi friends! My name is Angelee Santaren, and I am a Pre-Professional Biology major with a minor in Psychology. I hope to pursue a career in medicine as a pediatrician. I have been a member of APHP for over two years now and it has been an incredible privilege to be a part of such a welcoming organization. I had volunteered at Desert Springs Hospital and currently I work as a Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens Pharmacy. When I am not studying or working, in my spare time I love watching Netflix and hanging out with family and friends. Current favorites on Netflix is The Office, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin, and Thirteen Reasons Why! I am definitely family-oriented! I am Filipino, and was born and raised here in Las Vegas. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! I hope to one day travel to countries like Greece, France, and Italy. I have always loved helping out in some way. I love working with children because they bring so much fun to everyone around them! I also think that even if I am technically an adult, I still embrace the kid in me. Please always feel free to reach out to me! I promise I am kinda funny… I think! I am very excited for this year to come and cannot wait, along with the entire APHP, to do our best to help out in our community!