Editor’s note: As part of CSUSB’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the university is showcasing a number of earlier stories highlighting Hispanic and Latino students, alumni, faculty and staff, along with programs and grants for the university’s diverse populations.
This video was originally published on Feb. 7, 2019.

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

CSUSB graduate Alexander Soto wanted to become a doctor as a way to help the community after growing up in a neighborhood plagued by drug usage and gang violence. Soto’s hard work resulted in receiving the CSU Trustees TELACU scholarship. He is currently attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.