Hi there!  Thanks for coming to check out my blog.  My name is Kenzo, and I am  currently a 4th year medical student at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL.  Pursuing my interest in global health, I am spending approximately 9 months in Cuzco, Peru, volunteering through an organization called Doctors for Global Health.  Planning for this trip was quite a process, but I am excited that this journey has finally arrived, and that I will be spending it with my wife, Janie, who is pursuing a degree in Mental Health Counseling, and also volunteering for Doctors for Global Health.  Thanks again for stopping by – I’ll leave you with 9 quick random facts about me.

1.  Born in Salt Lake City, UT, but grew up in Morgantown, WV

2.  My favorite candy is juicy pear Jelly Belly beans

3.  I am fascinated by ants, I have an extreme loathing for cockroaches

4.  2 of my favorite things to do are play guitar and soccer

5.  My name, Kenzo, means “healthy boy,” so I’ve been told

6. I am half-Japanese, half-American

7.  Spain is currently at the top of my list of places to visit

8. My favorite food is probably sushi, but I never get tired of pizza

9.  My favorite time of the day is dusk, when the sun is setting, especially at the beach.

4 Responses to Kenzo

  1. Claudia A Alvarez says:

    Kenzo!! I am Claudia . I am currently a 2nd year osteopathic medical student at AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona!
    I went to USF for my undergraduate but I am from Peru! I moved to the US when I was 15! Thank you So much for the work you are doing in Cusco!!!!! I am so proud and excited about your project and hope to learn more so that I can travel as you are in the near future or do at least a rotation while I am in medical school!! Good luck and I probably will be following your blog more often!!! Thank again and peace brother! :)

  2. Laura Whiteside says:

    So proud and in awe of you, Kenzo. Keep up your good works. xo

  3. Ethan Pozniak says:

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