This past year, I worked at USC as a CaRE2 Post-Baccalaureate Trainee. The CaRE2 Health Equity Center focuses on reducing cancer disparities among Blacks and Latinos. As a CaRE2 Post-Baccalaureate trainee, I have been working on developing lung organoids in the Offringa lab. More specifically, I have been highlighting the health disparities in black men and addressing the prominent lack of lung cancer models representing black Americans by developing immortalized alveolar epithelial cell lines derived from black subjects. As a first-generation Latino immigrant pursuing medicine, I am determined to reduce cancer disparities among minorities within the health care system.