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Patty is a native of Guatemala. She arrived in the United States as a refugee fleeing the war in 1985. She is the Program Coordinator, Sr, for the Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery and International Research Fellowships at the University of Arizona. She is also the Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course Coordinator for Banner Health Tucson and Phoenix Campus. She is also a lifetime member of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s The Wives Club. Patty has a passion for community outreach, she promoted a clothing drive for Casa de Los Niños and Owl & Panther refugees in 2019. She held a toothpaste and toothbrush drive for children in the Dominican Republic from 2006-2012 for cavity prevention. She is the recipient of a Ben’s Bell for work with refugees. She also served on the Board of Owl & Panther and Tucson Museum of Art’s Kasser Family Wing Community Advisory Committee. In 2020 Patty received The University of Arizona’s Individual Award for Excellence.