South California, 2019
Current Place of Residence: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
University: Chapman University
Current/Recent Course: BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Vidal M. Arroyo, Rancho Santa Margarita, is a senior at Chapman University where he is pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Computational Science. He is Chapman University’s first Rhodes Scholar. A first-generation college student and train commuter to college, Vidal has maintained a perfect GPA. He has researched the link between cancer and obesity as well as outcome disparities among survivors of childhood cancer. As the Founder and President of Chapman STEMtors, he has worked to expose at-risk youth to careers in science. The grandson of a Mexican Blues musician, he sings, plays guitar, and beat-boxes. He also enjoys bodybuilding and writing poetry. At Oxford, Vidal intends to pursue studies in statistical science.