Dallas, TX
Career Plans
Rheumatology (but still very open!)
Anika was born in Venezuela but has lived most of her life in Dallas, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, where she discovered her love for tutoring students and spent her free time volunteering and playing intramural sports. She then returned to Dallas to attend medical school at U.T. Southwestern. Here, she enjoyed working with underserved and Spanish-speaking communities, participated in culinary medicine and nutrition outreach, and continued to foster her interests in teaching and preventative medicine. Some of her favorite hobbies include running with her dog Marley, cooking, traveling, and trying new restaurants with family and friends. She is very excited and humbled to be joining the Vanderbilt community!


BS - Biomedical Sciences - Texas A&M University - 2017
MD - UT Southwestern - 2021