Jacob Maciel

Jacob in front of the fountains

Pronouns: They/He

Hometown: McAllen, TX

Degree(s) Earned/ Colleges Attended: Bachelor of Science/ University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

I am wanting to be a PA in order to help bridge the gap between accessible healthcare and underserved patient populations regardless of the specialty. Being a PA gives me the medical knowledge and practice to be able to work collaboratively to achieve this. The Ithaca College PA program focuses on prioritizing accessible healthcare for racial minorities and the LGBT+ communities in medicine. The program also advocates for mental health awareness and education throughout the program. My end goal as a PA is to pioneer a pathway for accessible medical esthetic treatments for the transgender community and develop a medical team within a clinic that focuses on underserved populations. Through Ithaca College PA curriculum, I will develop the groundwork to do this as a PA in the future.