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Kryssia Campos Selva

Michigan State University




Kryssia Campos was born in El Salvador and migrated to the U.S. with her family when she was thirteen. Her struggles as a queer undocumented immigrant have empowered her to get involved in advocacy and affirmed her passion for medicine. She started her education at Santa Monica College and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2013 with a bachelor's in psychobiology. She is currently a fourth-year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At UCLA, Kryssia helped design and present the first UndocuAlly training for faculty and staff. After graduating, Kryssia worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she worked to improve the services offered to undocumented LGBTQ clients and helped plan Models of Pride. As one of the few undocumented/DACA students at her medical school, she helps raise awareness about issues affecting her communities. Currently, she is involved in research to identify the barriers LGBTQ patients face when accessing health care. She has co-led mentorship programs to increase the number of Latinx medical students. Kryssia is passionate about mentorship and is committed to becoming a physician to care for and advocate for immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

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