Catalina is a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who will be graduated in May of 2019 with a BA in Political Science and minors in Chemistry and Medicine, Literature and Culture. She has had Crohn’s Disease since the age of 10, is the current Co-Chair of the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow, and has served on the Research Committee as well as on other study teams within the network. She is interested in the patient-physician relationship as well as culturally-driven care and health policy. Catalina hopes to attend medical school beginning in August of 2020, and combine her background in politics with experiences as a physician and a patient to champion for more well-rounded care and health care reform for pediatric populations.

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