Doctor Carlos López Somolinos
He was born in Loíza on December 14th 1926 at a big farm called La Virginia close to Loíza´s river Gran Río. His father died when he still was a child and his mother decided to move to Santurce to offer a better education to her 4 sons and 1 daughter. Afterwards, the family moves to Mayagüez because they wanted to study at Colegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecánicas, where Carlos obtains his degree of Agronomist.
In 1950, he moves to Jayuya to work at Departamento de Extensión Agrícola. In that town, he meets his future wife, Olga Atienza Nicolau, and they get married in 1954. After 2 years, he decides to pursue his big dream of being a Doctor by getting a scholaship in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he moves with his own family during 6 years. His 3rd child was born there. Back to Puerto Rico, he gets to do his internship at Río Piedras Medical Center, and later he goes to Harvard University, in Boston, to get specialezed in Oftalmología.