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Full name: Mithi del Rosario 

Biography: 

Mithi del Rosario immigrated to the United States from the Philippines at the age of 5. She graduated from UCLA in 2006 and spent ten years working on a range of projects spanning autism research and pipeline programming for underrepresented minority students. Mithi has published her work in Academic Medicine, Oxford Bibliographies, the Journal for Autism and Developmental Disorders, and Autism. Motivated by her own experiences as an undocumented student, she began working with PHD in 2013 to build on advocacy efforts aimed at expanding undocumented immigrants’ access to health and higher education. In 2016, Mithi started her first year of medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA–the culmination of a 12-year, pre-health, undocumented student journey, and the beginning of the professional training toward becoming a physician. Through medical school, Mithi will continue to work on advocacy and mentorship for the PHD community.”