AHEC Scholars Class of 2020
MD/PhD in Microbiology
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
What impact has Milwaukee AHEC had in your life?
I have participated in three WI Express programs (Sheboygan, Minocqua, and La-Crosse) and one WI Express advocacy day. I have also been a judge for the IP Case Competition, Outreach and Marketing Rep for AHEC Alumni Board, and am currently in AHEC Scholars Milwaukee.
I am super interested in advocating for patients both in and out of the clinic. One of the things I am most passionate about is prevention of domestic violence and supporting survivors. Milwaukee AHEC saw my interest and engaged me with it, and I came out of the experience with a whole new perspective on how to talk and heal from violence as a community.
Every week, Milwaukee AHEC makes me reflect on my skills in interprofessional behavior and cultural competency which helps me grow as a future physician, researcher, and community member.