Leonardo David Elias Rios is only 17 and has already established an exceptional academic record. Currently he is completing a bachelor degree in Health Sciences at Universidad de Rafael Landivar in Quetzaltenango.
In January 2010 Leonardo will enroll in the medical school at Universidad de San Carlos Quezaltenango to begin six years of study to become a doctor. He will receive a Paso Por Paso “Canada Maya Scholarship” to fund his first year.
Leonardo lives in Quetzaltenango with his mother. He has no siblings. His ambition since childhood has been to become a medical doctor. Leonardo has been the recipient of numerous medals and citations for academic achievement during his schooling.