Joel David Alvarez
Degree: B.A. Chemistry
Bio: My name is Joel Alvarez and I am a second year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. I graduated from Washington State University May 2014 with a Bachelors in Arts and Science in Chemistry with a pre-medicine emphasis. I was a TMP mentee and mentor which helped me aid fellow pre-medicine students, and gave me tools to discover and pursue my own professional interests. This organization motivated me to delve into undergraduate research, and I road the wave of confidence by traveling to Guatemala in an experience that solidified my desire to become a physician. The value of having an active mentor cannot be overstated. As an undergraduate and at my current institution, I have seen how empowering and advantageous an active mentor can be in your professional pursuits. Becoming a TMP Alumni/Industry Partner Track is a way for me to help pave the path for the next generation of future health care professionals.