Mauricio is enrolled in the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial conducted in Houston, TX. His enthusiasm for research did not stop with his participation in the study; he continues to advocate for the COVID vaccine and better representation of the Hispanic community in clinical research.
"I participated in the COVID-19 vaccine trials because I wanted to protect my community and help be a part of the solution." He uses his Facebook page to inform his community about COVID-19 and helps facilitate conversations within the Hispanic community about vaccine hesitancy. He feels it is a part of his duty to participate in research and share with others the importance of his volunteerism in being a part of the solution.