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Dr. Astrud Villareal (Class of 2010) was interviewed by Valeria Reynosa on September 28, 2020 via Zoom, an internet-based video conferencing software. She spent her childhood and part of her teenage years living in Taytay, Philippines. Her family then moved to Dallas where she attended Woodrow Wilson High School. While in high school, she attended local events at SMU, which attracted her to the campus. She ultimately acquired a Hunt Scholars’ Program award and decided to attend. Throughout her four years at SMU, Dr. Villareal was active in numerous organizations, and fondly remembers her time studying abroad in Denmark and being a Hunts Scholar. After graduating, Ms. Villareal attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She graduated in 2016 and completed her family medicine residency in 2019. At the time of the interview she was an assistant professor at UT Southwestern, where she specialized in family medicine.
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