Humans of UCSF: Laura Aguilar

Columnist
School of Dentistry

"School has always been a privilege for me. I always think about how I want to do my best because I want it to be worth the efforts my family has put forth. Being undocumented at sixteen created a lot of barriers, but when I am able to overcome them, I feel so much stronger. That being said, I don’t want to be identified by my immigration status. When people see me, I want them to see me for my actions. I’d like to be known as someone you can rely on and remembered for my dedication to support others."

Laura Aguilar

UCSF First-Year Dental Student