Beltran is a rising junior at Haverford College, pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish. He is interested in how to reduce health care inequities and barriers that Latino, Native, and Black communities have historically faced. He is particularly focused on learning how language, immigration status, and income inequality affect a Latino individual’s ability to seek approachable health care. Although Andrew has not decided on a career path, he hopes to pursue higher education to understand and ultimately combat these inequalities.
During SUMR, Andrew is working on two research projects with Dr. Adriana Perez and Dr. Allison Willis. With Dr. Perez, he will help in the intervention study called “Tiempo Juntos para la Salud”. The aim is to help an older Latino population with Mild Cognitive Impairment through a multilayer, socially-aware framework. With Dr. Allison Willis, he will examine the social determinants of health related to neurological disease.
At Haverford, Andrew is involved with Alliance with Latin American Students (ALAS), Pulso Latino, the school’s new Latino cultural center, and other activities on campus. In his free time, Andrew is a fan of Mexican cinema, weightlifting, watching documentaries about evolution and genetics, and hanging out with friends.