Gisel is a New York City native, raised in the housing projects of Harlem, daughter of Dominican immigrant parents, and a proud first-generation graduate.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and returned in 2016 for an informal post-baccalaureate in biochemistry. While at URI she founded "Seeds of Success", a student-run organization committed to helping underrepresented students in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences attain a holistic educational experience during their time at the University.
She currently is an MD candidate, class of 2022, at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. There, she continues to support underrepresented students through leadership positions in the Student National Medical Association and the Latino Medical Student Association.
Before attending medical school, Gisel worked as a clinical research assistant, as a medical scribe in the emergency department, and was the interim coordinator for the Coastal and Environmental Fellows Program at URI. Additionally, she traveled abroad on medical missions to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Honduras to help provide medical services to rural communities. She continues to support underserved communities as a board member of the Women’s Clinic at Clinica Esperanza in Providence. Gisel is devoted to women's reproductive health, health disparities in underserved communities, and global health.
She is honored to have been selected as the ODMA Fellow for the 2020-2021 year and is looking forward to joining ODMA in supporting our student body here at AMS.