Graduate School attended: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Graduate Degree or expected: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Undergraduate School attended: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Undergraduate Degree: Health Promotion and Health Equity, Public Policy, Global Health
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Why did you want to be a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar?
I am driven and passionate to work towards quality improvement and patient safety by creating a system in place that would encompass the social determinants of health through a Communities of Excellence approach while addressing cultural, language and religious barriers. This is because I have experienced how unresponsive the healthcare system has been to racial, cultural and linguistic minority women and children in the U.S. My goal is to increase this responsiveness on a systems level through being the bridge between the patient and system. As a first generation college student and daughter of immigrants, I have strived to find opportunities that would allow me to be a trailblazer of change and that is why I was determined to be part of the Kruse Scholar community. I believe in the Communities of Excellence 2026 mission wholeheartedly and wish to be a change agent in alleviating health disparities by engaging in developmental opportunities.