What are you looking forward to this service term?
This service term, I am most looking forward to learning about a completely new field for me (optometry) and using it to make some sort of impact on the lives of those who are seeking help. Vision may be occassionally overlooked as a public health initiative because it is taken for granted but corrected vision and eye care can play major roles in allowing students to learn and individuals to operate on a daily basis. I am extremely excited to jump into this, working with like-minded people and to learn more about the city and communities around me.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I hope to eventually attend medical school and become a doctor. From this position I hope to bring health care to underserved communities through medicine as well as public health.
I'm interested in learning about...
Vaccinations and preventing the spread of communicable disease. I am also very interested in learning more about global health as a field.
BS in Integrative Biology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL