Josue (pronounced ho-SWAY) was born and raised in hot and humid Pasadena, Texas. The youngest of five siblings, he grew up in a big family with lots of yearly traditions, Mexican feasts, and wonderful holidays. After high school, Josue attended Princeton University, where he majored in Molecular Biology, minored in Global Health and Health Policy, and volunteered as an EMT. He graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude, earning a nomination to the Sigma Xi Research Society, as well as a Senior Thesis Prize for his research on reproductive aging in Caenorhabditis elegans. Upon graduation, Josue moved to Boston, where he is a current MD candidate at Harvard Medical School interested in surgery, anesthesiology, and cardiology.
Josue started tutoring in high school, co-founding Academic Pals, an after-school program providing free peer tutoring services in AP classes. At Princeton, Josue joined the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, where he tutored fellow students in calculus and physics before becoming the Head Tutor for organic chemistry. Josue was also a teaching assistant for organic chemistry, co-leading undergraduate classes, holding office hours, and working through complex problems with peers during precepts. Off campus, he volunteered for Let’s Get Ready, teaching math and reading lessons to local underprivileged high school students. Eventually, Josue took over the Princeton chapter and became a site director for the program. Presently, Josue specializes in MCAT tutoring.
Josue has also been involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. He has conducted basic science research at Princeton University, Children’s National Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Shriners Burns Hospital. Most recently, Josue co-authored a peer-reviewed paper on feeding intolerance in critically ill patients with COVID-19 at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Currently, he is a Junior Clinician in the Crimson Care Collaborative at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), an executive board member of the Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative (HSHRC), an executive board member of Harvard Medical School’s chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the Dean of Admissions for Hope Medical Scholars, and an audio editor for a Spanish-language cardiology podcast. In his free time, Josue enjoys binge watching Netflix, watching football, and spending time with friends and family.