Portrait of Lester Paz Solis

Lester Paz Solis

Biomedical Engineering / Hyattsville, MD


What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
It was a dream of mine since I was a little kid to attend the University of Maryland. My parents weren't graduates, but immigrated from their country to work. I wanted to go to UMD because they wanted a child in college and I wanted to be that child.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I knew I wanted to pursue a medical career so I chose biomedical engineering as my major. The medical field has been my passion, but I love engineering, so I decided to combine both. I love being able to design and make things in any way that allows me to help others.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I want to volunteer in organizing events and I hope to have the opportunity to help the poor and hungry.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to take away the amazing experience of making friends. It will be amazing to be interact with people from other backgrounds and learn from them as well.

What are your future goals after graduation?
I want to go to medical school first and will need to successfully be able to take the MCAT in order to be able to do that. Eventually, I plan to become a surgeon.