Oscar Baza Pineda, 2018 Intern

Oscar Baza Pineda was born in Mexico but was brought to the United States when he was only 7 years old. His family settled in the rolling hills of Northwest Georgia. He initially spent several years in the Northwest Georgia area before making the move to the Metro Atlanta area to pursue a higher education at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Ultimately, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from KSU. He was the first in his family to graduate from both high school and college.

Professionally, his goals are to enroll in the Physician’s Assistant Program at Emory University in order to work in either Critical Care or Cardiology. Furthermore, he also aspires to be accepted to a Master’s of Public Health program with a focus on Public Health Policy in hopes of helping provide care to those that most desperately need it.

Currently, he is working as both a Spanish Medical Interpreter at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and an Emergency Department Technician at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. In addition to that, he spends his time advocating for DACA, the Latino community, and volunteering for a variety of other worthwhile causes. 


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