Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos


Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, TEDxBerkeley 2018’s Curator, is a fourth-year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular & Cell Biology and minoring in Global Poverty & Practice. Although she has a Hawaiian name, she was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and grew up in Fresno, CA. She aspires to be a doctor with a focus on underserved communities. Leilani investigates toxicology with the Nomura Research Group, is a Peer Advisor for the GPP minor, and tutors for the Biology Scholars Program. As member of the Cal Triathlon Team, she can be found hydrating her gills in any nearby body of water. Contact her at leilani@tedxberkeley.org.