Dr. Jaime Quezada, Harper Alum and Medical Practitioner

  • Communications
  • May 12, 2017

Dr. Jaime Quezada dropped out of high school with an uncertain future. The son of Mexican immigrants, Jaime lacked the confidence to pursue better opportunities for himself, but had the dream of becoming a doctor.

After receiving his associate's degree at Harper, he transferred and earned a bachelor's degree. From there it was on to the University of Illinois where he attended medical school. Jaime is fulfilling his dream by practicing medicine in the Wisconsin area.

"Sixteen years ago had you told me that I would be a physician and Distinguished Alumni I would have thought you were nuts," Jaime said.  "In all honesty I was petrified; at 28 I knew this was my last chance to make 'something' out of myself.  By this time in my life I had become acutely aware of my own ignorance and met with an advisor. This meeting with my friend Phil Troyer changed my life."  He said his wife, Abigail and sons Toby and Jake "taught me the true meaning of love and life."

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