Community Partner: Camino Community Center
About Rebecca: Last year I was the Volunteer Coordinator for my community partner. This year I am assisting the new coordinator while translating for volunteer doctors in our free clinic. My favorite thing about my community partner is in the variety of ways we are able to help those in need and each opportunity to volunteer is rewarding in its own way. The food pantry enables me to personally get to know those that we serve while the clinic allows me to explore my career path and learn the intimate details of health concerns that are specific to a large, growing, and often forgotten population in the US. Outside of my placement, I am passionate about helping those around me in my community, especially those in the Hispanic population. I believe it is important to support and uplift others as the growth of an individual is growth for us all. I love staying up to date with current events and I am interested in medicine as well as the policies behind our healthcare system.