Lauren Gochenaur

Educational background: Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2017. (Majored in Neuroscience, minored in Africana Studies)

What is your title and role at your host site?

Patient Advocate/ Navigator

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined the NHC to further my understanding of how to serve disadvantaged populations and how community involvement can aid in bridging gaps to healthcare.

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

I hope to gain a better understanding of the barriers to care that underserved populations face and how to advocate for these populations in the American healthcare system.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?

I am hoping to use the knowledge gained through this year of service to become a physician who serves disadvantaged communities.

Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully residency!

Home Town:
Boiling Springs, PA
Host Site: