Featured student: Luis Rafael Lopez

Luis Rafael Lopez
Name: Luis Rafael Lopez
School: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
Major: Pre-Med
A 2023 graduate of Academia Interamericana de Panama, Luis will attend University of Notre Dame. Many factors influenced his decision to enroll at Notre Dame, including "the sense of family and belonging at Notre Dame; and it is my mother's alma mater."

Luis will major in Pre-Med at Notre Dame and with plans to attend medical school after graduation to become a physician.

We asked Luis:

Why did you choose to attend a Catholic college/university?
I have a deep appreciation for my values as a Catholic and with to keep practicing my faith.

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
Meeting new people, learning more about the study of medicine, and growing as a person.

What advice would you share with soon-to-be high school seniors as they begin their senior year?
Hay más tiempo que vida. (Take it easy and be patient).

What one tip about the college application process would you share with high school seniors and/or their parents?
Play to your strengths, and let your college know why you stand out from all the others.