Andrea Gray

Educational background: Carnegie Mellon University Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2016 Pre-Medicine Post-baccalaureate

What is your title and role at your host site?

As Patient Healthcare Navigator, my position includes working on various projects including patient registry and tracking as well as assisting patients in navigating the healthcare system and assisting them with finding resources to fulfill their basic needs.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I have a passion for serving the community through healthcare. My family has a long history of military service and I would like for this opportunity to be my way of giving back. This opportunity would allow me to not only help others, but also learn what factors are at the forefront of health concerns for underserved communities. I hope to learn how to better serve these communities in a hands-on way before I pursue a career in healthcare so that I can bring that knowledge with me to tailor my education towards those needs and serve as a better advocate for the community.

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

I really would like to learn how to alleviate health disparities in the Pittsburgh community and how to help to eliminate barriers to quality healthcare in the community. I hope to gain more practical knowledge and understanding for how the many aspects of patients lives affect their overall health outcomes and the ins and outs of family and community health.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?

After my Americorps service, I hope to enter medical school to pursue a career in Pediatric or Family Medicine!

Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?

In five years I hope to be in medical school pursuing a career in Pediatric or Family medicine. I would like to be involved in community health outreach both locally and abroad and learning how to become a more global citizen and physician.

Home Town:
Charlotte, NC
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