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"Medstudent with curiosity to spare, public health researcher with social justice bent & dog momma"
After graduating from Dartmouth, I pursued a Masters at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I particularly focused on reproductive health research and saw the entrenched health disparities through my work in juvenile detention centers and community based participatory research. During my Masters, I was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, president of the Women’s Health Action Group and intern at the World Health Organization. The WHO was a fantastic experience that showed me the importance of community collaboration and effective guidelines to promote health globally and locally.
Now in medical school, I would like to work at the intersections of public health and medicine through prevention and research. My public health experiences give me a systems perspective of health and resources. I see that a multilateral approach is necessary to provide quality healthcare. During medical school, I incorporated my social justice outlook into my studies by volunteering at an outreach clinic and looking at healthcare systems through the Columbia-Bassett track. I spent this past April at the San Francisco Health Department (SFDPH) working on access to young women’s health care in San Francisco. It was an amazing opportunity that ended up being a capstone for my experience at public health and clinical intersections. At the SFDPH, I collaborated with community based organizations to create a criteria for excellence in young’s women health and piloted the criteria at a conference on young women's health.
Currently, I am doing reproductive health research on the vaginal microbiota at Columbia University. I enjoy contributing to prevention efforts in the reproductive health field. I anticipate using my clinical experience to promote equitable and quality care for women both domestically and globally.