My name is Carlos Antonio Garfias; I have been attending Merritt since january 2013. Art has been a big part of my life since 2008, when I painted my first professional mural. Art changed my life and continues to be a huge part of my being. Although, I could see myself being an artist the rest of my life; I have larger aspirations as a Surgeon. This is why I have chosen to Major in Art, while simultaniously completing my prerequisites for medical school. I know that I can help people with my art, through art therapy, but I want to have a more hands on impact.