Gabriela Gutierrez, ’20

Gabriela is a UCLA graduate with a major in Human Biology and Society with a minor in Biomedical Research. During her time at UCLA, Gabriela involved herself in organizations that combined her passions for healthcare and education. She was a Site Coordinator and the Finance Chair for the Together Educating and Advocating Community Health (TEACH) program, which provides after school mentorship and health education to at-risk youth in Venice. She was a Learning Assistant for the Life Sciences Core Department where she tutored peers in a course on human physiology, and she also worked as a private tutor for local high school students. She explored opportunities in business and product management when she interned at BUENA, an e-commerce start-up in Culver City, CA and worked as the Manager of Career Development for Bruin Women in Business. Her minor in Biomedical Research prompted her to study C. elegans in the McEvoy Lab, where she learned how to run basic science experiments and how to write a research thesis. She is now a third-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and hopes to pursue a combined residency in internal medicine-psychiatry. She has continued to work in research, and is currently working on projects in women’s health, integrative medicine, and health system operations.

To Gabriela, the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship not only provided financial assistance during her undergraduate years, but more importantly offered an inspiring group of mentors and friends. She is very proud to call herself an Ehrlich Scholar and feels very lucky to have been given this opportunity.