Dr. Julia Alvarez

UC Merced Graduate Commencement CeremonyUC Merced Graduate Commencement Ceremony

My wife received her Doctorate in Quantitative and Systems Biology yesterday and proud is not a strong enough word for how much I look up to her and her achievements. After sitting through her dissertation defense last week and seeing her walk across the stage this week, it is amazing to see her reach the goal she decided to go after over five years ago.

Not only am I honored to have her as a partner and coparent to be a role model for our son, and new son on the way, but she has always been someone I look up to as well. It was amazing to see her walk onto that stage and earn something that less than 2% of the United States has; a Doctorate Degree.

December 17, 2023