SebastianRubino Dobrich New Americans Scholar, 2008-2010
Sebastian Rubino, a fourth-year medical student at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, graduated first in his class at Susan E. Wagner High School on Staten Island, where he was a member of his school's selective Scholars’ Academy. In high school, Sebastian volunteered at Staten Island University Hospital and attended a law program at Georgetown University. Currently he is the co-president of his class at Sophie Davis. Sebastian also volunteers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and conducts scientific research in an immunology lab that focuses on the host’s response to pathogens. He combines his science studies with an interest in policy. In particular, he hopes to effect change in health-care policy while seeking to eradicate other indicators of poor health, such as low socio-economic status.
Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
Shepard Hall, Room 550
New York, NY 10031