DARÍO MIGUEL PÉREZ is the recipient of the Anavy Education Fund scholarship for tuition at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.

Darío emigrated from Cuba with an M.S. in Biology and became a U.S. citizen in 2014. In addition to learning English, Darío completed a Bridge to Biotech program at City College. 

After working at Gladstone Institutes for several years, Darío decided to become a dentist. His credentials from Cuba were not accepted, so he returned to college, receiving a B.A. at UC Berkeley while working full-time. Next came a post-baccalaureate program at UCSF, and he applied to the UCSF School of Dentistry, where he was accepted.

He has now completed the first year of a four-year program.

Congratulations, Darío. We are proud of you!