Mercedes Alvarez

KIPP Texas Public Schools – Austin

Mercedes Alvarez will graduate from KIPP Austin Collegiate. As a Mexican American, first-generation college student, she is committed to increasing equity for underserved communities, particularly across the healthcare industry. After graduation, she plans to study bioengineering and/or mechanical engineering, emphasizing research on low-income communities and preventative healthcare measures. Mercedes’s passions were developed through her family’s experience with healthcare disparities, and she remains committed to using the skills she has acquired in high-school robotics to explore the intersection of engineering and medicine.