Studied Neurobiology and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison
Why did you join NHC?
To gain a broader understanding of the barriers many face to healthcare. I want to do my utmost to advocate alongside medically undeserved people in order to grant them the strongest foundation of health possible. With this foundation people may have a better chance of living up to their full potential. I plan to apply my knowledge and experiences from this year of service to become a physician who is cognizant of the barriers to health people face and actively work to break them down.
What are your plans after NHC?
Attending medical school to train as a Neurologist
What sparked your interest in community service?
I started serving as a coach for Special Olympics- Swimming back in high school and realized my passion for service. I found that every person has a gift to share with the world and all it take is for somebody to give them a chance to let it shine. Important and sometimes unexpected people have given me these opportunities, and so I strive to life my life in service to others in the hope of spreading kindness and health one person at a time.
What excites you the most about serving in Philadelphia?
Living on the east coast for the first time and hearing about my cohort's and my community's life experiences. I am really excited to explore all the museums and gardens in and around the city, while attending lectures from world renowned experts at Philly's many universities.
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