Chris Velasquez was born and raised in Upland, California, about an hour east of Los Angeles. He is a Temple University Alum graduate with a double major in Biology and Secondary Education. He is an avid soccer enthusiast and played four years of college soccer at Temple and one year professionally. He is a proud member of the US Air Force and recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship. Peru will be his 37th country visited. He is the Spanish Coordinator at the MUC campus and is interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine and Aerospace Medicine.