Emilio Loret de Mola is an individual of many interests. Though his major will be Physiology and Neurobiology at UConn, he’s also interested in health care, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology, public health, international relations, and human rights. High school provided him with an opportunity to delve into many of these interests. Hailing from Stamford, CT Emilio graduated from King Low Heywood Thomas School with a distinction in global studies. He took courses in global politics, economics and sustainability, international relations, world religions, and human rights, completing two capstone projects. The first, about the public health system and the degrading effects of multimedia sensationalism, included research on the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, the Ebola epidemic of 2014, and the Zika epidemic of 2016. The other was an environmental sustainability project on his school’s use of energy and possible green alternatives, which led to his attendance at a community and global sustainability summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. For the last three years Emilio has volunteered at Stamford Hospital’s Emergency Room, an opportunity he describes as one of the best he’s had in the medical field. He learned about the different departments of a hospital and developed an appreciation for patient care and its importance.