Ngozi Alia , Frostburg State University
My name is Ngozi Alia, and I am a first-generation Nigerian American residing in Prince George’s County, MD. I currently am a junior at Frostburg State University in the General Education Honors Program majoring in Health Science and minoring in African American Studies. In the future, I hope to obtain an MD/MPH. I plan to work with or lead the World Health Organization or a local health department while emphasizing primary and secondary prevention through health education initiatives and social media integration. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at my local hospital, playing tennis, and visiting new spots in Washington D.C. I am excited to be a part of Generation Tomorrow: Health Disparity Scholars, as I live by and follow the notion that “education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.”
Nhu Dang, Harvard College
My name is Nhu and I’m a sophomore at Harvard College studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. This is my eighth year being a Baltimorean (my family emigrated here from Vietnam in 2011), and I can’t wait to spend this summer engaging with the communities around the city even more! I’m interested in pursuing medicine with the hopes of bridging medical services to the underserved and immigrant populations in the US. I hope to pursue community service throughout college and future careers, and I’m excited to meet new people, learn their cultures, and understand the various social factors that influence the community’s well-being. In my free time, I love to swim, read, and grab meals with friends. I look forward to joining the Generation Tomorrow family as we work together to improve Baltimore!
Brian Davis, Morehouse College
My name is Brian Davis and I am a junior biology major at Morehouse College. I am the first individual in my family to attend college and to move outside New Orleans, Louisiana, where I was born and raised. I am one out of three triplets that my mom gave birth to on November 6th, 1997. I aspire to become a doctor so that I can provide care for those in need, especially to those in impoverished communities. I am currently learning how to play the piano and speak Spanish too. In my free time, I love to read science fiction books and I love bowling.
Victoria Garrow, University of Michigan
My name is Victoria Garrow and I am a part of the class of 2021 at the University of Michigan studying Biology, Health, and Society. My desire to be a part of resolving healthcare disparities nationally and world-wide has been affirmed time and time again as I have had the opportunity to do mission work in Haiti, Cuba, and on the Blackfeet Native American Reservation. I believe that Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparities Scholars will prepare me for a life as a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor who cares for individuals suffering from chronic illness who otherwise wouldn’t receive care.
Katelyn Howell, Spelman College
My name is Katelyn Howell. I am sophomore, Health Science major at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. I serve as a Resident Advisor for Spelman College’s Office of Housing and Residence Life, as well as the Vice President of Girl Care, an organization dedicated to preparing young girls for their future. Additionally, I serve as the Secretary of LYTEhouse, an Atlanta University Center organization dedicated to mentoring and community service. In the past, I have researched at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital located in Cleveland, Ohio on various health issues ranging from eating disorders to sickle cell anemia. In the future, I aspire to become a physician and advocate for public health issues that plague low income and disadvantaged communities. Through my public health advocacy, I hope to start a non-profit organization and clinic in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated to educating and providing medical services to low income and disadvantaged families.
Sadé Orejobi, University of Miami
My name is Sadé Orejobi and I am a third year undergraduate student from South Florida. I'm majoring in psychology and I hope to attend medical school after I graduate. I am interested in the fields of infectious diseases, anesthesiology and psychiatry. I am passionate about eliminating socioeconomic and racial disparities and am dedicated to intertwining this passion with my love for medicine.
Daneva Moncrieffe, Brown University
My name is Daneva Moncrieffe, and I am a rising junior at Brown University. I am currently studying Cognitive Neuroscience and am on the pre-med track. I serve as an executive board member of the Black Student Union and volunteer as an adult tutor in the Partnership for Adult Learning program on my campus. I am very interested in the impact that social, environmental, and historical factors have on health outcomes and behaviors influencing health. As a Black woman that hopes to be a future medical professional, I am especially interested in how these factors contribute to physical and mental health disparities in marginalized communities. I hope that this experience in the Summer Internship Program (Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparity Scholars) at Johns Hopkins will prepare me for work as a medical ally in communities of need by working directly with Baltimore residents and community health leaders to address their most urgent needs related to HIV.
John Swift, University of Notre Dame
My name is John Swift and I am from Columbia, Missouri. I am a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame and am double majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and Theology. After completing my undergraduate degree I plan on attending medical school and also intend on pursuing an MPH. I am very interested in better understanding the social determinants of health, particularly as it relates to people who inject drugs. I am a member of the boxing club at Notre Dame, enjoy yoga, and love watching Notre Dame sports.
Kevin Yoon, University of Michigan
My name is Kevin Yoon, and I am currently an incoming senior at the University of Michigan. I am majoring in Kinesiology. In my free time I enjoy exercising and hiking. Currently, I am interested in pursuing a future in clinical medicine, and finding out who will be sitting on the iron throne at the end of season 8.
Stefany Zelaya, University of Maryland, College Park
My name is Stefany Zelaya. I am from Reisterstown, Maryland. I am freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. I'm currently a Public Health Sciences major on the pre-med track. I hope to minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. In the future I plan to pursue a career in Pediatrics or Family medicine. On campus, I am on the fundraising committee for Terp Thon which raises money for Children's National Miracle Network Hospital.