Say ‘Hello’ to the 2017 Summit Social Media Corps!
It’s that time of year again! We’re proud to present this year’s Summit Social Media Corps!
This year, we’re bringing together some new and old faces to document the 11th Annual GlobeMed Summit ‘Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity’. These delegates will function as the eyes and ears at the event, covering all of the weekend’s activities from passionate conversations among students to insightful commentary from Summit speakers. Whether you’re watching the Summit from afar or right in the room with us, be sure to participate in the fun.
Follow our Social Media Corps [email protected] on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, and via the official Summit hashtags, #GlobeMedSummit and #LeadingBravely.
Holly Caintic is the Co-Founder and Co-President of GlobeMed at San Francisco State University, which was established Fall 2016. She is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and hopes to double minor in Chemistry and Philosophy. Her goal is to continue her journey to further her education, and she plans to pursue a career in the medical field. Science, cells and microscopes are her biggest interests and her passion is being able to work in an environment that allows her to speak publicly and communicate with people about healthcare and medicine. Ultimately, Holly hopes to help create a difference in the world.
Twitter:@GlobeMedSFSU || Instagram:@globemedsfsu
Favorite book: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Camille Cooley is a third year at Northwestern University studying Human Development and Psychological Services and minoring in Global Health. Originally from the LA area, she has fallen in love with Chicago and enjoys urban exploring, which includes making her way onto roofs, finding new places to eat, and taking long walks around neighborhoods. Camille is really interested in integrating community engagement and public health access, as well as ethical global engagement. She is still trying to decide if med school is still something she wants to do but knows that, in the meantime, the most she can do is learn from others and take advantage of all the opportunities that come along the way. If you want to talk about ethnographic global health research, social justice, or even just quirky Facebook groups (a topic of which she knows much about) don’t be afraid to track her down.
Snapchat: @bookgnome || Instagram: @camillecoooley
Favorite book: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Favorite song: Sunday Candy by Donnie Trumpet
Cristha Edwards is a Junior Biology Major at Spelman College from Los Angeles, CA. She currently serves as Co-President for her GlobeMed chapter and leads a charge to eradicate the healthcare disparities that exist in the West Indies. She has dedicated her life to serving disadvantaged and marginalized groups. As a Biological Research Intern for the USDA and a CURE Scholar at Spelman College, she plans to use her education and experiences to teach others, and aspires to become a physician. Being a dedicated member of Rotary International and GlobeMed inspires her will to serve others.
Favorite album: Lemonade
Nathan is a senior at GlobeMed at Washington University in St. Louis. Hailing from Cambridge, MA, Nathan is majoring in the Global Health and Environment track of Anthropology and minoring in Psychology. When he is not obsessing about GlobeMed, Nathan is interning with a St. Louis hunger nonprofit called Operation Food Search and definitely is not stressing out about finding a job after graduation. In his free time, Nathan pretends that he likes to run, but in reality splits his time between his three real passions: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and the Great British Baking Show.
Twitter: @ngreezy12 || Instagram: @ngreezy
Favorite song: Ultralight Beam by Kanye West
Veronika is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business. She has been part of GlobeMed for two years and is a campaign coordinator for her chapter. She is employed by Health Promotion at her University and is an intern for the Colorado Haiti project. Veronika is passionate about health equity for all, especially for women and children. She is a proud mother of the best dog in the world, and is also very excited to be part of Summit this year!
Twitter: @vhanna96 || Instagram: @vhanna96 || Snapchat: vhanna96
Favorite song: Save Myself by Ed Sheeran
Avani is a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, and is majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in Spanish. Her hometown is Louisville, Kentucky, where she lived her whole life until college. She is currently a member of the Partnerships committee at her GlobeMed chapter, and will be the Director of Community Building for the upcoming school year. Avani also participates in research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and is incredibly excited about to go on her study abroad trip to Spain this summer for six weeks. In her free time, Avani loves to dance, travel, and do anything adventurous.
Twitter: @avanicobra || Instagram: @avanikabra
Favorite book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favorite song: Mercy by Shawn Mendes
Ally is a junior at the University of Denver, double majoring in Biochemistry and French. As a sophomore, she was a ghU co-coordinator and will be a GROW intern this summer. She has GlobeMed to thank for developing quite literally all of her life goals, and plans on doing something development-related for a year before heading off to medical school. Her dream job is to become the U.S. Surgeon General but would definitely give up on that if The Daily Show ever needed a new host. In her free time, she likes to run, bake cookies, and ski through trees.
Twitter: @AlForAmerica || Instagram: @AlForAmerica
Jason is an alumni from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. He currently runs the Outreach Program for the Community Health Partnership of Illinois, a Federally Qualified Health Center based in Chicago. During his free time, Jason acts as the Membership Coordinator and the Chicago Hub Director for the GlobeMed Alumni Association. He also enjoys cooking, yoga, and listening to music.
Twitter: @japace89 || Instagram: @japace89
Favorite book: Food Politics by Marion Nestle
Kaya is a third year studying Anthropology and minoring in Community Building and Social Change at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She has been involved in Globemed since her freshman year, and has served as the globalhealthU coordinator for the past two years. She will take on the role of Director of Communications in the upcoming academic year. Kaya is also a member of the feminist club, Feminists In Action, and a PreHealth Peer Mentor. She intends to pursue her Masters in Public Health or PhD in Behavioral Science and Health Education, and work within the field of community health and health disparities. Kaya has never attended Summit before, and is mostly looking forward to meeting and connecting with fellow GlobeMed members.
Twitter: @kayaruffin || Instagram: @kayaruffin
Favorite albums: A Seat at the Table, Blonde, Awaken, My Love!
Ishani is a senior at the University of Washington in Seattle! She first joined GlobeMed as a freshman and has served as the Director of Finance ever since. Ishani is a Finance and International Business major with minors in Global Health and the Comparative History of Ideas. She is moving from her beloved Seattle to San Francisco in the fall, to work for a strategy consulting firm. Except for when she’s at GlobeMed-related events, Ishani would always rather be outdoors. GlobeMed has had a profound impact on Ishani’s passion for social justice, and has shaped both her field of study and informed the work she hopes to accomplish going forward. Ishani is so excited for her last Summit as an undergrad and can’t wait to recharge her social justice batteries in Chicago!
Twitter: @UWGlobeMed || Instagram: @UWGlobeMed
Favorite book: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith
Evan Zheng is a second-year Chemical Engineering major at Northeastern University. He is originally from Lake Grove, New York. He grew up alongside one older sister and two turtles. For the longest of times, Evan was unsure on what he wanted from his college education and his post college career. However, through GlobeMed this all changed. Outside of GlobeMed, Evan finds himself in the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers and in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
In his free time, Evan partakes in several different hobbies. He enjoys playing Settlers of Catan, baking with his fellow roommates, completing Buzzfeed quizzes, and complaining about his major. His favorite TV shows include: Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead, Rick and Morty, and True Detective (season one only). You can find him enjoying Chicken McNuggets at your local McDonalds. Evan’s favorite song or album is any song or album that includes Taylor Swift. When he was a young child, Evan had the opportunity to meet her in person. Since then he has been awe-struck and forever inspired.
Twitter: @ZhengEvan || Instagram:@evanzheng13
Favorite song: I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Taylor Swift, ZAYN
Melody is a first-year majoring in Chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the ghU committee GlobeMed at UNC chapter. She enjoys playing the piano, taking photos, tasting coffee, and exploring natural beauties in North Carolina. When she is not working with GlobeMed, Melody volunteers with TABLE, a local non-profit food organization that relieves food insecurity for children. She is very excited to attend her first Summit and meet other public health enthusiasts and leaders from across the country.
Favorite song: Let It Go by James Bay