Jorge Canela is originally from Mexico, but was raised in Dallas, Texas. While working on his B.S. in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, he had the privilege of working in a microbiology laboratory where he discovered his passion for the work done in laboratories. After earning his degree, he joined a histopathology laboratory where he learned of the important role pathologists’ assistants play in the diagnostic process. After shadowing and doing a thorough investigation into the life of a PA, he realized this was his calling and found the perfect program at Tulane University. Jorge enjoys spending his free time listening to podcasts and petting dogs.