Who Am I?
I am 24 years old and live in suburban Detroit, Michigan.
I graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Neuroscience & Behavior and Economics, and a Certificate in Civic Engagement. I was inducted into Wesleyan’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in spring 2017.
What Am I Doing Currently?
I’m serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Detroit Public Schools Community District, providing academic and emotional-behavioral support to third and fourth graders.
I also lead MCAT courses and tutor pre-medical students with Kaplan Test Prep.
You can see what I’m reading below.
What Did I Do Before?
I previously assisted in researching a rodent model for compulsive gambling behavior, the components that forge healthy communities, and the adaption of techniques from behavioral economics to increase up-take of health insurance.
Following graduation from college, I worked as a medical scribe and on two public health studies in which I used motivational interviewing, a form of psychotherapy, in aim of reducing adolescent substance use and violent behavior.
What’s My Plan?
I will matriculate to medical school in 2019. At present, I plan to specialize in family medicine or another area of primary care.
I aim to play an active role in health care and education policy and craft solutions to reach social equity in the United States. I am most interested in translating findings from social and behavioral science into effective public policies and clinical interventions that mitigate health disparities, particularly those that are based on geographic stratification.
My life goals serve as guiding principles around which I shape my activities and priorities on a weekly and monthly basis.
What Am I Reading?
These are the books I’m reading in January: