My Journey

 

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On May 28th 2015, I was invited to attend a convening at the White House in my role as a young adult consultant with ICF International Inc. in Collaboration with the Federal Children’s Bureau to provide feedback around the topic of normalcy and adolescent brain development. The experience was enlightening and presented the opportunity to be surrounded by so many amazingly brilliant people.

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Shahrazan and I during the 10 minute intermission at the IYLA conference.
Shahrazan and I during the 10 minute intermission at the International Young Leaders Assembly  conference at the United Nations, August, 2015.

Dr. Mieres and I

My mentor, Dr. Jennifer Mieres Senior Vice President of the Office of Community and Public Health at the North Shore-LIJ Health System (co-author of the book Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas) and I, at the New Yorkers For Children Fall 2014 Gala.

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Khadija and I at the New Yorkers For Children Fall 2014 Gala Presenting the Nicholas Scoppetta Child Welfare Award to President and CEO of North Shore LIJ Health Systems, Michael J. Dowling.

 

One of the happiest moments of my life. Graduation day.

MAPS

In 2013, a group of students including myself came together to establish the undergraduate MAPS (MInority Association of Premedical Students) under the Student National Medical Association at the University of Albany. This picture was taken at our first SNMA conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Umoja Luncheon

At my sorority’s Umoja Banquet with my line sisters in 2011.

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In December of 2011, I pledged my beloved organization, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

 

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Santiago, Chile January 2014

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Santiago, Chile January 2014

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