Matt Carrillo

Interview by Ally Andryshak

Where are you from?

“I live in Yonkers but I was born in Colombia, and raised. Kind I grew up going back and forth. The first time I came here [to America] was when I was two.”

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What do you like studying?

“Well, I want to major in biochem and minor in psychology. That’s for med school; I want to be a pediatrician. I love kids. I’ve always liked kids. I wanted to be a doctor in tenth grade. I like science and I like helping people, so why not? But I also kind of want to be a teacher. So, we’ll see what happens after I graduate from undergrad.”

What do you like about kids?

“I don’t know, they’re just so open minded! There is no bad in them; they’re just kids and I love that about them.”

What inspired you to want to go into medicine?

“My uncle is a surgeon and when I was 11 he took me to see a surgery… so I saw a surgery and it was really cool… it was in the arm, on the tendons… For a while I wanted to be a forensic doctor, but dead bodies are not my thing.”

What is your idea of success?

“I feel like it’s a combination of being fulfilled and being in a good economic place.”