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Eduardo Hariton

Eduardo Hariton


Background:

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and at the age of 15 moved to Miami, Florida. I have always been fond of the sciences but it wasnt until my junior year in high school, when I took an introductory level class, that I really became interested in physics. I began to see the connection between the different branches of science and how every principle or theory can be explained through physics. I was also encouraged to explore this fascinating field by my teacher, Rafael Arechabaleta, who through captivating and entertaining lectures introduced his students to the wonders of this subject and prompted them to continue their study of physics at higher levels.

In the fall, I will be studying at the University of Florida in Gainesville. I plan to major in physics and continue to medical school. I think that this undergraduate education will serve me well in my future career because as I said above, I believe that all the sciences are related and by understanding the concepts of physics, one can understand all of the sciences.