Educational background: Majors in General Biology and Public Health from the University of California, San Diego; MSc in Health Systems and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science
What is your title and role at your host site?
Diabetes Quality Improvement Coordinator - UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
To help underserved populations attain better health and develop myself into a more capable public servant and advocate on their behalf.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I hope to gain a better understanding of underserved populations’ barriers to care, and how I might work to help them overcome those barriers.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I hope to gain acceptance to medical school and pursue a career as a physician.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to have finished (or be nearly finished with) medical school. In addition, I aspire to be engaged in health advocacy and health reform efforts at the local and national level.