What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?
My love for science and my desire to help others fueled my passion to pursue medicine. Impacting lives in an unforgettable way, especially through the process of determining diagnosis and aiding in treatment, is a practice that I find remarkable. Medicine also gives me the opportunity to change perceptions of what a physician is supposed to look like. As an African American woman physician, being a role model for other minority students is also very important to me.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor the sacrifices made by our ancestors in their fight for civil rights. It is also the time to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that we as minorities still face in this country. It’s important for us to understand the progress we have made thus far, as we continue to fight for equal rights.