What are your interests/passions in medicine? I am passionate about finding ways to improve access to healthcare and working to restore trust in medicine among minoritized communities.
What are your prior leadership experiences? I have enjoyed leadership early involvement in MSC as an Indianapolis Regional Chair (formerly known as Indianapolis Class Representative) during my first and second year and serving as VP of Statewide Affairs on the Executive Board during most of third year. Serving on the MSC has been a very valuable part of my medical education and journey.
What is your vision for the medical student body? My vision for the medical student body is to strengthen our community, solidify our structure, and continue student advocacy on every level.
What are your goals during your time as president? This year, one of my goals is to continue the momentum of advocacy by elevating student voices. Student voices are how we improve IU School of Medicine, and we have leaders in wellness, curriculum, student groups, committees, DEI, service learning, finance, and leadership that are all dedicated to making tour school a better place. I want students to know where they can turn if they need help elevating concerns, and we will work toward a solution. I am also passionate about restoring and reigniting our sense of community at IU School of Medicine.COVID-19 has impacted our sense of community together, and as things continue to look better, I would like to return to an emphasis on building and growing together. We will host more in-person events and promote more networking and mentoring opportunities for everyone.