Fernando Marroquin-Saavedra, MD
“Leadership is the opportunity to share your knowledge by example, being proactive, making the best decision, and providing a solution based on what is the best outcome for humanity.”
Fernando Marroquin-Saavedra graduated from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala with a degree in general surgery and a master’s in hospital administration. Presently he is a first year student in a doctoral program in sociology and political science.
Marroquin came to the United States as a field organizer focusing on the health care crisis. In Hartford, “I noted that access to health care to all minorities was not being taken as a serious issue because of language, cultural barriers, color, and the inability to afford care,” he says. Marroquin is working on a campaign to promote health care reform in Connecticut. “Affordable health care should be a right for everyone in the state,” he says.
Marroquin is passionate about family and outdoor sports, and is a huge soccer fan. He enjoys reading, dancing and social gatherings.