My name isDr. Maria Del Mar Rodriguez, N.D. best known as Dra. Maria Del Mar on Instagram. To my surprise, I’m the only Latina naturopathic physician pursuing a fellowship focused on health disparities research at an academic hospital located in Boston. I would like to share part of my story with you all, and spread the word of naturopathic medicine.
My name is Racquel Carranza-Chahal and I was born in Tucson, Arizona as a first generation Mexican-American. Like many other Latinx, education and hard work were big themes in my childhood. My father, orphaned at five, always dreamed of an education and encouraged my sisters and I to pursue our learning to the highest level.