Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
Medical School: East Carolina University (AOA, GHHS)
Anita received her BSPH from the University of North Carolina, with an honors thesis on molecular mechanisms of alcoholic steatohepatitis. She worked as a biology teacher in an under resourced high school and as a medical scribe before enrolling in medical school. Her medical school projects reflected her interests in education, quality improvement, and health disparities. She completed projects assessing educational interventions promoting use of POCUS in the NICU, access to long-acting reversible contraceptives in the OB resident clinic, and QI projects on diabetic foot exams in the Med/Peds resident clinic. She was inducted into AOA and GHHS and founded an IHI student interest group. She enjoys event planning, design and baking, interval training, karaoke, and cultural immersion opportunities. She considers her hometowns to be Essex Junction, VT, Jersey City, NJ, and Sanford, NC.
Undergraduate: Warren Wilson College
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Tabitha is from Kijabe, Kenya. She attended Warren Wilson College where she was a biochemistry major. Following graduation, she received an MPH from Tulane. She attended LSU for medical school, where she was a rural scholar. In medical school she was a facilitator for Critical Consciousness in Medicine course and held leadership positions in Wilderness Medicine SIG as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Association. After her rural service commitment in Louisiana, Tabitha hopes to return to Kenya with the goal of establishing chronic disease management clinics. Tabitha enjoys cooking Kenyan cuisine, trail running, and visiting zoos, aquariums, and museums.
Undergraduate: Swarthmore College
Medical School: Tel Aviv University
Cecilia attended Swarthmore College, graduating with a degree in Neuroscience with honors in 2016. She attended Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, where she was awarded Outstanding Student in the Internal Medicine Clerkship and Outstanding Student in the Pediatrics Clerkship. At Sackler, she published research on the impact of virtual physician disclosures of personal struggle on medical students as well as research on substance use disorders. She also served as managing editor of the Sackler Journal of Medicine chapter, co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association, and led workshops on Racism in Medicine, Maternal Mortality, and the Impact of COVID-19 on Women. Cecilia enjoys writing and reading fiction and poetry, watercolor painting, playing Scrabble and solving crossword puzzles, yoga, and playing piano and percussion instruments.
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Maya grew up mostly in Alaska and Vietnam before going to Pomona College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in molecular biology. After a year working as an ED scribe in Washington state, she moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania for medical school. Maya enjoyed volunteering with the student pediatric society, especially in her role as the Paw Prints Editor, delivering monthly activity booklets to children in the hospitals, ED, and clinics. She also enjoyed mentoring pre-med students from throughout southcentral Pennsylvania and returning to Arizona to work with Indian Health Service as part of Penn State’s Global Health Scholar Program.
Brown stood out to Maya on the interview trail because of the incredible kindness and warmth of the faculty and residents, along with the strength of its categorical training programs. Maya is currently undecided on her career path, but she has particularly enjoyed her experiences in childhood obesity research, infectious disease, and global health.
In her free time, Maya enjoys cross country skiing, sci-fi/fantasy audiobooks, lettering, bullet journaling, praying, and eating good food with friends and family.
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine
Anu graduated Summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Neuroscience and minors in Spanish and Music. He attended medical school at Cornell, where he was very involved in the arts and humanities. He led both WCM’s Music and Medicine initiative and the Journal of Humanities, and performed with many groups throughout NYC. His research interests were in the use of complementary and integrative medicine in palliative care. Anu is also interested in medical education, having spent time in medical school working on curriculum development and receiving a certificate in effective clinical teaching.
In his spare time, Anu enjoys performing music (#DocsWhoRock on Twitter), comedy, cooking and baking, meditation, and board games.
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Emily grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis. She attended undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied abroad in London for a semester and graduated with a Science-Business major and Poverty Studies minor. She worked as a medical scribe and volunteered as an inmate supporter through the Minnesota Department of Corrections during her gap year after college. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, Emily researched racial and gender biases in medicine and worked to implement opioid harm reduction strategies in the Twin Cities community through syringe exchanges and street outreach programs. She hopes to become a dual internal medicine/pediatrics urban academic hospitalist and complete fellowships in addiction medicine and toxicology.
Outside of medicine, Emily enjoys kayaking in the Boundary Waters of MN, vegetarian cooking, crosswords, teaching her female cat Jimmy new tricks, and spending time with loved ones.
Undergraduate: Smith College
Medical School: Brown University (GHHS)
Becca completed their undergraduate studies at Smith College with a BA in Latin American Studies. Prior to a post-bac program at Bryn Mawr College, Becca worked as a case manager for tenants living with serious mental and chronic illnesses in the Bronx. As a medical student, they completed the Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity (BASCE) fellowship, a scholarly concentration in Medical Humanities and Ethics, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Becca has produced multiple episodes of the Cribsiders pediatric podcast and is on the national leadership team of Medical Student Pride Alliance.
They enjoy bike paths, yoga, mystery novels, and farmers’ markets. Becca speaks basic Spanish and completed a semester of cultural identity studies in Chile.
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts (AOA, GHHS)
Laura graduated from George Washington University with a BS in Biological Anthropology. At UMass she was a leader in diversity and inclusion advocacy. She was the founder of their White Coats for Black Lives chapter, expanded the LGBTQ+ student group QMass to the UMass Baystate campus, and created a new umbrella organization Student Coalition for Advocacy, Inclusion & Equity. She was engaged in asylum evaluations and community tutoring.
Laura enjoys musical theater, skiing, the Washington Nationals, and knitting (dozens of NICU baby hats and counting!)
Undergraduate: Brown University
Graduate: Columbia University (MPH)
Medical School: University at Buffalo
Ruth was born in Brooklyn NY and grew up in northern NJ. She attended college at Brown University concentrating in Sociology. At Brown, she discovered her love for public health and after graduating she decided to get her MPH in Epidemiology at Columbia University. While pursuing her MPH she earned a position working with NYC Health + Hospitals, the public safety net health care system of New York City. She started there as a data analyst and eventually went on to manage several initiatives focused on improving community health and chronic disease management. Though she loved her work, she knew she wanted to provide direct care to patients and so she decided to pursue medical school at the University at Buffalo. There she learned about Med-Peds and knew she had found her calling. The reasons she wanted to go into Med-Peds are the same reasons she wanted to come back to Brown for residency. She knows at Brown she will receive great clinical training in caring for a diverse patient population while also being able to pursue work in public health in the US and abroad.
In her free time, she likes connecting with family and friends, reading (or really listening to audiobooks at this point), playing tennis, and playing piano & guitar. She is also attempting to cook and bake more with varying degrees of success.
Undergraduate: University of Colorado
Medical school: University of Colorado
Tamara grew up in rural Hygiene, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado where she graduated with honors with a B.S. in Biology and dual minors in Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Health Humanities. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, she developed an interest in oncology and survivorship, as well as in serving refugee and migrant populations. (Her father is a Tibetan refugee and her mother is the daughter of Dominican and Jamaican immigrants.) Her research was mainly focused on quality improvement and oncology, but her guiding star remained the humanity within medicine. Wanderlust struck, and after crisscrossing the country, Tamara fell in love with New England, and Brown instantly felt like home because of the warm and genuine people, paired with academic excellence and a supportive and growth-focused culture.
In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, skiing, (or any outdoor activity), and will say yes to most adventures. When she must stay indoors she enjoys board games, crocheting, and spending time with her two cats, Remi and Theo.
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Rush University (AOA, GHHS)
Cameron was born in Pennsylvania, then lived in California and Massachusetts before heading to Chicago to attend college at Northwestern, where he majored in Neurobiology and minored in Music Cognition. Before starting medical school, he worked for a year as a phlebotomist. At Rush, Cameron was involved in medical education efforts including TAing, tutoring, and curriculum development, and sat on the committee addressing student mistreatment. Apart from medicine, he loves to volunteer with Camp Kesem, even advising Brown’s camp in 2018! Brown’s Med-Peds program blew Cameron away with the warmth of the residents and faculty along with the strong categorical training programs, and he is thrilled to return to New England to continue his training.
In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, baking, trying new and adventurous foods, and playing and watching sports (huge Northwestern fan).
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University (AOA)
Madeleine grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating valedictorian from high school, Madeleine ventured north to spend her days on the hilltop of Georgetown, where she majored in biochemistry and minored in art history. Knowing her passion for medicine and her love for Georgetown, she chose to apply to the early assurance program for medical school and was accepted at age 20. As she transitioned to a new chapter in her Georgetown adventures at medical school, Madeleine decided to explore the intersection between art and medicine. She created a research project to look at how art education at the National Gallery of Art in DC can improve medical students’ communication skills. She hopes to continue learning more about arts and medicine at Brown.
The Med-Peds Program at Brown stood out among the rest because of the people. She absolutely loved everyone she met and felt extremely welcomed. She also appreciated the reputation of excellent clinical training in both internal medicine and pediatrics. As an added bonus, Madeleine also realized the incredible extent of art and dance at Brown and in the surrounding community. At this time, Madeleine is currently undecided on her career path, but is interested in the Clinical Educator Track and potentially a dual adult/pediatric fellowship. She is excited to live in Providence and explore all the amazing food.
In her free time, Madeleine enjoys crafting, board games, dancing, cooking, and outdoor activities.
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Brown University
Chelsea hails from Randolph, New Jersey. She attended college at Brown University where she studied neuroscience. During this time, she worked as an EMT and conducted research on the neurometabolic effects of psychostimulant drugs. Before returning to Brown for medical school, she moved to Boston to work in pharmaceutical consulting. Upon returning for medical school, her research focused on the identification of emergent large vessel occlusions in suspected stroke. Chelsea was thrilled to stay at Brown for her training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys Crossfit, playing squash, and retail therapy. She is an aspiring unicyclist.
Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Ashley was born and raised in Naugatuck, CT. She went to Boston College, and she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and a BA in Philosophy. During her time between college and medical school, she did research in the Pediatric Oncology Department at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Her research focused on hematologic malignancies and creating zebrafish animal models. She also served as a Chief Research Associate for the Research Associates Program in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Despite her love for Boston, Ashley excitedly left one major city for another, and she attended the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Ashley was involved with Jefferson’s Med-Peds Society of Philadelphia, American Medical Women’s Association, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, and the Clinical Translational Research track. Her professional interests include Women’s Health, Medical Education, and Diversity Initiatives. Ashley chose Brown for her Med-Peds training first and foremost because of the amazingly kind and warm residents and faculty. Additionally, Brown’s academic excellence, numerous training tracks and programs, and strong learning environment made it a perfect fit.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running, journaling, praying, eating good food (especially sushi burritos), and spending time with friends, family, and her husband, Brandon.
Since residency has started, Ashley has gotten involved in the BRIGHT pathway for global health. She has also published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the AAMC, and NMPRA’s Perspective newsletter.
Undergraduate: Whitman College
Medical School: University of Washington (GHHS)
Fritz was born in Nevada, lived in Arizona and Kentucky, and finally settled on Boise, Idaho with his parents and two younger brothers. He attended Whitman College and graduated with a double-major in Philosophy and Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB). One year out of college found Fritz back in Boise working as a medical scribe, tutoring high school students in science and math, and working as an intern at the Basque Cultural Center (little known fact, Boise has a huge Basque population). After that, Fritz spent a year teaching middle school science in Botswana as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. He then attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. During that time he enjoyed organizing “community-based research” looking at free-health clinics and tobacco cessation counseling. He additionally held leadership positions in student government, the Health Equity Circle student advocacy group, and conducted community outreach in Kenya. From 2017 to 2018, Fritz researched pediatric sickle cell anemia in Uganda as a Fogarty Global Health Scholar. With strong interests in global health, policy, and medical education, Fritz was impressed with Brown’s commitment to global health equity, academic rigor, mentorship, and friendly residents. Providence also fondly reminds him of Boise (though with less of a potato emphasis).
Fritz loves the outdoors, aspires to one day learn how to play the harmonica, and makes a mean frittata.
Undergraduate: Wellesley College
Medical School: Brown University
Julia was raised in Sharon, Massachusetts, and received a BA in economics, cum laude, from Wellesley College in 2013. Between college and medical school she worked in stroke and brain injury research at Rhode Island Hospital, then stayed in Rhode Island for medical school at Brown. During medical school she helped to coordinate the student free clinic at the Rhode Island Free Clinic and to improve sustainability efforts in the medical school building. She is also one of the inaugural cohort of the Primary Care-Population Medicine program at Brown, through which she obtained a master’s degree.
In her free time, Julia likes to take advantage of all the beaches and delicious food and coffee that Rhode Island has to offer!