Carlos Antonio Garcia Tovar Volunteers with HFiT

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Carlos Antonio Garcia Tovar is a recently graduated Global Health minor.

“I was born to a family of farmers, and my home is Mexico where I grew up in an area where the people have low access to resources and health disparities are well noticed. I immigrated to the United States by myself to follow the American Dream and now have graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience with a Minor in Global Health.”

Carlos has volunteered with The Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) project for the past two years. Health Frontiers in Tijuana is a NGO binational student-run free clinic that provides free medical service and consultations to patients of vulnerable populations in the Tijuana region. It is operated by UCSD and UABC School of Medicine (Mexico). The population our clinic serves are underrepresented, have low socioeconomic status, and have limited to no access to medical health care. The majority of our patients identify as homeless, deportees, migrants, or caravan immigrants.