Blaire Frett

"As a member of the NHC, I can make a positive impact in community health where the need is most severe."

Educational Background: Graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Biology in May 2016

Host Site: Patient  Advocate at Philadelphia Department of Public Health- Ambulatory Health Services, Health Center 3

Why did you join National Health Corps?
I joined the NHC because equal access to quality healthcare is imperative. As a member of the NHC, I can make a positive impact in community health where the need is most severe.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan to attend medical school in a couple of years.

Tell us about an employment, service, or research experience that was important to you.
In college I served as an EMT for my campus community. This was a unique way to help my peers when they needed it most. I was able to provide both medical and emotional support for my community, and gain experience working with patients and making difficult but important decisions.

What first sparked your interest in community service?
What I love about community service is that it is done with the intent that things will get better, and that situations will be improved. Though community service can be challenging, it has a positive and powerful goal that inspires me to serve.

What about Philadelphia excites you the most?
I am excited to explore a new city, full of a rich history.
 
What is your favorite food?
Scrambled Eggs

Hometown: Evanston, IL