Educational background: B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Music from the University of Pittsburgh
What is your title and role at your host site?
I am the Patient Navigator for the Squirrel Hill Health Center’s Mobile Medical Unit.
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
During my undergrad years, I had a lot of hands on experience dealing with public health issues/underserved communities abroad but not much with local communities. I wanted to spend my gap year focusing on the health of underserved communities here at home.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I am hoping to gain an insight into health disparities here at home and why they exist in our local communities. Additionally, I’d like to get more experience with the social factors that have an impact on the health of the individual.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully starting my residency :)