Makenzie Zidek

Educational background: Graduate from Allegheny College, BS in Psychology and minor in Biology

What is your title and role at your host site?

I will be a behavioral health coordinator at Shadyside Family Health Center. My role will include tracking and coordinating the behavioral health care of patients with depression and I will function as a liaison between the patient, the health care provider (PCP), the Behavioral Health Specialists, and community resources.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined the National Health corps because I wanted to further my knowledge of the medically underserved population and learn the most effective ways to mend the gaps between health care providers and the community at need.

What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?

I hope to gain a strong appreciation for the health disparities in the Pittsburgh area while also making a positive impact on those who are in need.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?

I plan to attend medical school after my year with AmeriCorps.

Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I hope to be graduating from medical school and beginning my residency.

Home Town:
Leechburg, PA
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