Yensy Zetino, MS2

Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) Representative
What I do: 
Yensy was born in El Salvador and raised in the Bay Area and Stockton, CA. Through her experience as an undocumented Latinx and witnessing the challenges faced in low-income immigrant communities, she developed an interest in the intersection of health and social identities. While at UC Berkeley, she volunteered as a community health worker at the Berkeley Free Clinic and gained exposure to the health inequities in low-income individuals and communities of color. Yensy graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Gender and Women’s Studies. After graduating, she became a clinical research coordinator at UCSF, where she was involved in research aimed at understanding the risks of brain injury in babies with congenital heart disease. In 2020, Yensy completed the UCSF’s Post Baccalaureate Program, and, most recently, she joined the care coordinating team at the UCSF Human Rights Clinic. She is passionate about advocacy and health equity, with particular interests in immigrant health, LGBTQ+ health, and mental health. She looks forward to sharing these passions with her PRIME-US familia.