Master of Public Health degree candidate
Bachelor of Arts, Reed College
In progress: MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
I am keeping an open mind to all the options available to Bloomberg students but I find areas of concentration on infectious diseases, epidemiology, health policy, and leadership very appealing.
What are your career goals?
As a medical and public health student, I am drawn towards underserved medicine and hope to work in a niche that allows me to serve in both patient and population basis.
What sparked your interest in global health?
Growing up in a nation that has had its fair share of struggles with health care accessibility and continues to witness alarming death tolls from diseases that are both preventable and treatable has been a strong impetus for me to pursue a career in public health.
How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?
The Global Health Scholarship has become my gateway to an education that will help me develop a more refined understanding of socioeconomic, cultural, ethical, and epidemiological issues surrounding health systems strengthening and effective health care delivery. With this scholarship, I hope to acquire the analytical acumen and the methodological skillset necessary to serve medically disenfranchised peoples of this nation and others via health care access and health inequity elimination.
Who inspires you and why?
I draw my inspiration from the grace, generosity, and sheer strength of the people I have encountered during service trips to impoverished communities. I feel both privileged and empowered to have witnessed their resilience and unwavering trust in a brighter tomorrow, even under some of the most harrowing life circumstances, incurred by an admixture of poverty and health inequity.