Joey Grotts ’16
Joey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from LACES high school. Currently a senior at Pitzer, he is majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. On campus, Joey has been a lab assistant in the Vaccine Institute, a first-year mentor, a baritone in a 5C a cappella group, and a coordinator for Tutors for a Cause. He has also had the opportunity to travel abroad three times as a Pitzer student. After the completion of his first year, Joey traveled to the University of Botswana to study the development of Plant-Based Vaccines. The following summer, Joey took part in Pitzer’s Costa Rica Summer Health Program, in which he had an internship with a health outreach center and learned about the healthcare system in Costa Rica. In Fall 2014, Joey traveled to Ecuador with the Pitzer in Ecuador Program. While there, he studied the nation’s healthcare system, took Spanish classes, and lived with a host family. In his free time, Joey enjoys playing sports, including softball and tennis, jogging, and spending time with family and friends. After Pitzer, Joey plans on attending medical school and ultimately working as a pediatrician in Los Angeles.