Peter Louis is the son of Haitian immigrants, who grew up in a single-parent home in Brooklyn, New York. By the time he got to college, he knew he could help people by pursuing a career in medicine.
“Growing up in the inner city, you know, I realized early on in grammar school that I was a have-not,” Louis says. “So it has had a significant influence on how I see the world in my perspective.”
On Sunday, Louis will join almost 12,000 other students at The Ohio State University who will receive a degree at spring commencement. Seven years after he began, Louis will stand alone as the only graduate who will earn a degree in both law and medicine.
Read and listen to Peter’s story on WOSU Public Media.