[b]National Coordinator:[/b] Alvaro E. Galvis
Alvaro Galvis grew up the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a B.A in Religious Studies and a B.S. in Biology in 2002 from Santa Clara University, and an MS degree in Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University. He is currently a sixth year student enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) at the University of California, Irvine
He has been involved with the Latino Medical Student Association since his first year in medical school. He was the co-chair of the UCI chapter in 2006 and served as mentorship chair from 2007-2009. He was elected as Southern CEO for the west region in 2008 and served for two terms. During his tenure he helped coordinate the unification of all regions into the new LMSA National. In 2009 he was honored to be elected as National Coordinator-elect and a year later was installed as National Coordinator.
Alvaro Galvis has always been a strong advocate of health for all underserved communities and increasing the number of minorities in medicine. He has devoted his career to the well being of others and upholding the mission of LMSA.