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State President-Elect

01 - PatriciaName: Patricia Fuentes


Hometown: Miami, FL

Nicknames: Patty, Patty Cake

Birthday: November 19

School: Hialeah Gardens HS

Favorite Subject in School: Chemistry

Favorite Food: ribs and fried rice

Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat

Hobbies: jet-skiing and going to the beach

Best Book Ever Read: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Pet Peeve: when people have once in a lifetime opportunities and are not willing to make the effort to pursue them

For 24 Hours, I Would Love to Trade Places With: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

If I had a Million Dollars, I Would: help my family with expenses, pay for my education and during my free time, I would travel.

My Most Embarrassing Moment: When I came from Cuba as a child, my family used to call me “pan con mayonesa” or bread with mayonnaise.  One day, my uncle came to pick me up in elementary school and he shouted that nickname in front of all my friends……it was the worst.

Greatest Personal Accomplishment: Being called on stage during the National Leadership Conference in my first year competing in CPR/First Aid.

Future Discovery Anticipated Most: Locating the origin of epilepsies and completely stopping seizures.

Career Goals: I want to specialize in Neurology and become a surgeon.  I want to explore the unknown questions that neurosurgeons face on a daily basis.  Specifically, I want to work with patients that present with tumors or aneurysms that appear impossible to fix for many surgeons.

Favorite Quote: “It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life.  If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”     – Randy Pausch

I Love HOSA Because: HOSA has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and reach new heights I personally did not think possible.  I have had the opportunity to meet people, create memories, and learn valuable life lessons through my membership in HOSA.