Natalicio Serrano: An Èxito! Grad With A Passion to Tackle Health Issues


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Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2015 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2016.

Natalicio Serrano
San Diego, Calif.

Drawing inspiration from famous distance runner Steve Prefontaine, Natalicio decided to give his all in his education and his efforts to tackle the health issues he saw while growing up in a low-income food desert in San Diego. Now he works diligently to promote physical activity, travel behaviors, and obesity prevention in that same city.Serrano, Natalicio_003

Natalicio obtained a Bachelors  in Health Science (Public Health)  and is working on his Masters Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from San Diego State University.

“This [Éxito!] program gave me tremendous insight into the path leading up to and beyond a doctoral program. Before the program I contemplated going for a PhD program, now I am not only planning, but feel strongly that I will succeed in a PhD program,” said Natalicio.

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