Leo Lopez III is a proud graduate of Rio Grande City High School and South Texas College (STC) Class of 2007. He began his premedical studies at STC as a junior in high school. After earning his associate's degree in biology, he continued his education at Texas A&M University. He earned valuable medical, clinical, and volunteer experience and highly encourage premedical students to seek similar opportunities. While in college, he served as treasurer, vice president and president at Texas A&M University's AMSA chapter. He also served as national premedical director for Region 9.
During my first year of medical school, he served as the president of AMSA at the local chapter in San Antonio. Leo also conducted cancer research, working with what is known as Wilm's Tumor and Wilm's Tumor Associated protein. During his second year of medical school, he served a regional director for region IV, working with medical student membership in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. Leo was also was selected to lead a group of students to Central America on a medical mission trip. He spent the summer of 2012, in Guatemala helping to open a medical clinic and pharmacy as well as providing primary care services.
Currently a third year medical student at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio, Leo serves as the AMSA Vice President for Membership as well as a voting member on the Board of Trustees for the 2013-2014 AMSA year. He loves to learn, interact, read, write, exchange ideas, produce short films, and become more conscious of his own ignorance. He mostly lives to help advance our frail human condition and advocate for compassion and truth.