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Posted on Fordham CSTEP Blog November
Article Written by Nicole LaRosa, Photos by Kathryn Gamble
Fordham senior Carlisdania Mendoza has already been accepted
at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College
“It’s through CSTEP that I found out I wanted
to be a doctor,” she said, after checking her e-mail
in the program’s computer lab. Born in the Dominican
Republic and raised by a single mother in the Bronx, Mendoza
skipped a grade in grammar school and started college at 16,
with hopes of becoming a lawyer. But a law internship changed
her mind. “I didn’t like it,” she said.
So CSTEP counselors pointed her toward a paid research internship
at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she studied
health disparities in divergent communities. “I never
looked back,” she said.
Mendoza, who graduated from Fordham College at Lincoln Center
in May, was one of about 200 CSTEP students on the Rose Hill
and Lincoln Center campuses.
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