By: STC Starr County Campus Psychology Club
South Texas College Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy (DEMSA) alumnus Leo Lopez III made a guest appearance at his former college when he stopped off to speak to a group of psychology students during STC’s Summer I Session at the Starr County Campus.
Lopez graduated from Rio Grande City High School in 2007 and earned an associate’s degree in biology through STC’s DEMSA Program that same year, two weeks prior to receiving his high school diploma. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University at College Station, and recently completed his first year of medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
STC Psychology Instructors and Psychology Club Advisers Alex Sarabia and Eli Sarabia invited Lopez to serve as a guest speaker in their Summer I psychology courses at the Starr County Campus to motivate and inspire their students.
As part of his presentation Lopez shared his learning experience of a recent missionary trip he organized to Guatemala several weeks ago, a goal he had set years ago to accomplish.
Lopez elaborated on the obstacles he’s overcome during the past few years, such as his mother’s cancer and the brain surgery he experienced following his injury while playing football in high school.
STC Starr County Campus Site Coordinator Ruben Saenz presented Lopez to the students at two separate class sessions, and at the conclusion of the presentation students participated in a Q&A session with Lopez.