Victor Lopez-Carmen '17


Victor A. Lopez-Carmen graduated from the Ithaca College School of Health Science and Human Performance in 2017 with a degree in Health Sciences and went on to receive his Master of Public Health from Western Sydney University. Victor is a Dakota and Yaqui writer, Indigenous health advocate, and current student at Harvard Medical School. He is Co-Founder of the Ohiyesa Premedical Program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Translations for our Nations, which translated accurate COVID-19 information into over 40 Indigenous languages from over 20 different countries. Over the past decade, he has advocated for Indigenous youth health across the UN system as the former Co-Chair of the UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. His writing and commentary have been featured across major media networks like ABC News, the UN News Centre, and the BBC, and in 2022 he became the first documented Native American to make the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Healthcare category. Currently, he is a Healthcare Contributor at Forbes Magazine.