A serotonin molecule structure tattoo on his right wrist summarizes Marvin Cornejo’s attitude toward life — optimism and resilience.
Serotonin is a brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and various functions in the human body, contributing to feelings of happiness and well-being.
“I got [the tattoo] as a reminder of my love for chemistry and my path toward medical school,” says Cornejo, a senior chemistry major at Fresno State.
But despite his positivity, Cornejo’s path to Fresno State was paved with challenges that would make most give up.
Click the link below to read Cornejo’s story of resilience from the Fresno State Magazine website.