Family Medicine Residents Intern Class of 2022-2023

Karla Brandao-Viruet

 Karla was born in Panama City, Panama and grew up in Watertown, MA. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Psychology and Brain Sciences in addition to her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Boston University. While in college she volunteered as a Health Leads Advocate, helping to connect patients in Boston to essential resources in their community to improve health outcomes. Her adventure continued in Burlington, VT where she attended medical school at the University of Vermont. After rotating through Family Medicine, Surgery, Labor and Delivery, and Internal medicine at UVM, she realized that her interests are broad and all encompassing. Family medicine was a natural choice for her given the mix of primary care and procedures. She hopes to make a real impact in the world, help improve the human condition and address inequalities. Outside of work, Karla enjoys spending time with family and friends, cuddling her two dogs Coco and Stormi, traveling, listening to music, reading and orangetheory fitness.

Karla Brandao-Viruet, MD

Medical School: Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont


Mariela Cabrera

Mariela Cabrera, MD

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 Mariela was born in Guatemala and grew up in Brooksville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she earned a degree in Anthropology and Biology and a minor in Health Disparities.  At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, she was accepted into the Primary Care Scholars Program, an immersive four-year curriculum for students committed to pursuing a career in primary care. During her time in medical school, she was involved in the Latin Medical Student Association, volunteered as a Spanish interpreter for Sinai’s student-run clinic EHHOP, and was involved with the Human Rights and Social Justice Program. She is excited to train at Boston Medical Center where she can pursue her passion for primary care, reproductive health, and social justice work. Outside of medicine, Mariela enjoys spending time outdoors either riding horses, kayaking, or hiking, and enjoys all things involving food and coffee. She loves spending time with friends and family and loves to travel.


Prith Das

Prith Das, MD

Medical School: SUNY Downstate

 Prith grew up in New York City and attended Cornell University, where he studied biology and global health.  After graduation, Prith joined the Teach For America Corps, working with immigrant and low-income families as a kindergarten teacher in the Bronx while earning his Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College. His experiences educating students with disabilities inspired him to pursue an internship at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where he published papers on various developmental and behavioral health issues affecting children and their families. Prith went on to champion advocacy efforts throughout medical school, serving as the chief of outreach and education of the Brooklyn Free Clinic, organizing local health and literacy initiatives, and co-founding a national volunteer-based tutoring program at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that provided academic support for children of frontline healthcare workers. Prith is thrilled to be a part of the BMC family and to continue exploring his interests in patient education, health equity, and community-oriented primary care. In his free time, he enjoys writing songs, studying films, and exploring Boston with his partner and their puppy, Hazelnut.


Ashrita Hanmiah

Ashrita Hanmiah, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Ashrita is originally from Buffalo, New York. She received her undergraduate degree at Canisius College majoring in French and minoring in Biology and Gender Studies. During this time, she extensively worked with immigrant communities and volunteered with a local refugee resettlement agency. This inspired her to pursue a summer global health program with the University of Geneva centered on a human-rights based approach to healthcare principles and global health policy. She then pursued her Master's in Global Health and Development at University College London, United Kingdom. In medical school, Ashrita continued to explore the nuances of health equity and sustainable health initiatives.  Ashrita completed her MBA in Healthcare Management alongside her medical degree and believes strongly in family medicine physicians being agents of change in paving the way for a more equitable healthcare system. Outside of medicine, Ashrita enjoys exploring different ethnic cuisines, finding new bakeries, spending time outdoors, and building her travel bucket list.


Jon Hanson

Jon Hanson, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Jonathan grew up in a small town in Minnesota. He moved to Minneapolis for undergrad at the University of Minnesota where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish Studies.  Throughout college, Jon volunteered as a guest safety escort at Planned Parenthood. He continued working with Planned Parenthood during his gap year before medical school as an insurance navigator, assisting patients and community members in applying for and using state-sponsored health insurance plans. Jon then moved to Los Angeles for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where he co-led his school’s LGBTQ+ medical student group. He took an extra year at USC to pursue a Master of Public Health, which involved an internship in community-focused interventions for prevention of college campus sexual violence. Jonathan is passionate about LGBTQ+ health, family planning and abortion care, and the sociopolitical determinants of health. In his spare time, Jon enjoys going to music and comedy shows, collecting and propagating houseplants, mixology, practicing Spanish and Danish, and spending quality time with his cat.


Mahima Karki

Mahima Karki, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Flint

 Mahima was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and moved to Somerville, Massachusetts, when she was 14. As a recipient of the POSSE Foundation Scholarship, she attended Hamilton College and majored in Neuroscience. While in college, she traveled to Nepal, where she worked on a reproductive health project that challenged the cultural stigma surrounding menstruation. She also volunteered with Mayan Medical Aid in Guatemala to understand the challenges of providing care in a rural indigenous Mayan community. Upon graduating from college, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Boston Children’s Hospital and as a Patient Benefits Coordinator at the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. As the RESULTS Real Change Organizing and Advocacy fellow, she lobbied for the REACH Every Mother and Child Act at Capitol Hill. She then pursued her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she completed the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved Program in Flint, Michigan. While in medical school, she was actively involved in the needle exchange program, COVID 19 vaccine clinic, youth mentoring, and helping organize the Do No Harm 5k. She was also the recipient of the Student National Medical Association Health Policy Fellowship. Growing up as an immigrant in Boston, she understands the barriers many immigrant families face navigating the complex healthcare system.  Outside medicine, she enjoys dancing, spoken word poetry, singing Nepalese and Hindi songs, cooking, running, traveling, listening to podcasts, improving Spanish language skills, meeting people, and building community.


Katelyn Kennedy

Katelyn Kennedy, DO

Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

 Katelyn grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida where she was first introduced to the medical field working as a Receptionist and Research Assistant for an endocrinology office. She later attended the University of Florida, where she worked in their Mobile Outreach Clinic. There she worked with underserved communities to connect them with longitudinal medical care and community resources. During her time at the mobile clinic, she explored barriers to receiving medical care and decided to become an advocate for marginalized patients as a primary care physician. This led her to A.T. Still University in Arizona, where she had the opportunity to work at Federally Qualified Health Centers for three years during her medical training. During medical school, she explored her interests of gender affirming care - volunteering at a LGBTQ+ care clinic for immigrant populations; and in community medicine - volunteering with Maricopa County Medical Society, administering COVID-19 vaccines and providing personal protective equipment to medical offices and patients. When Katelyn is not working, you can find her running a local 5K, cycling, or playing with her feisty cat, Cheese.


Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College

 Shannon grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, and received her BA in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley. While in college, Shannon worked in a clinical psychophysiology lab and volunteered at local homeless shelters and middle schools, which sparked her passion for addressing social determinants of health and socioeconomic barriers to care. After college, she worked as an Emergency Department Scribe before attending medical school at Albany Medical College in New York. As a medical student, she engaged with the local community through service programs, such as one that provided young adolescent mothers with community resources, classes, and mentorship. She fell in love with family medicine because of the longitudinal relationships she could build with patients and the broad scope of care that tend to both individual patients and the communities. She is very excited to train at BMC, where she could continue to pursue her passions of bioethics, reproductive justice, health equity, and community health. Outside of medicine, Shannon loves exploring new food and restaurants, spending time outside, traveling, golfing, going to coffee shops, watching TV, and spending time with friends and family. 


Victoria Olivia Rapoport

Victoria Oliva Rapoport, MD

Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

 Victoria grew up in western Massachusetts, where her Guatemalan-born father and Boston-raised mother cultivated a bilingual and multicultural home. After completing her undergraduate degree in anthropology and community health at Tufts University, Victoria worked on public health initiatives focused on families: first in a child development project with Partners in Health in Lima, Peru, and then at Children's Health Watch at Boston Medical Center, where she provided support for families experiencing housing insecurity. Her interest in the intersection of public health and healthcare led her to Brown University, where she combined a medical degree with a master's degree in primary care and population medicine. In medical school, Victoria carried out community-based qualitative research on the effects of isolation on adolescents, expanded mental healthcare services at a community clinic, and worked on a team that offered outreach-based care to people facing homelessness.  Outside of medicine, she enjoys exploring new beaches, baking, and sharing meals with family and friends.


Tara Patel

Tara Patel, MD

Medical School: University of Massachusetts T.H. Chan School of Medicine

 Tara was born in Santa Cruz, California and moved to Lexington, Massachusetts as a child. She attended Bates College where she studied Biology and French. Outside of school, she volunteered in a free clinic and fell in love with medicine and primary care. After college, she worked in Boston doing research in immunotherapy for breast and skin cancer. She then moved to Ollantaytambo, Peru where she worked for Sacred Valley Health, a community health worker organization to create a women’s health curriculum. She attended UMass Chan for medical school where she worked in one of the Worcester free clinics and saw the importance of equitable and accessible primary care. She was drawn to BMC because of the strong community health mission and equity initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading and sewing.


Nicole Salfi, MD

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

 Nicole grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate degree at La Salle University in North Philadelphia majoring in Biology and minoring in Leadership & Global Understanding. In college, she studied in South Africa where she took a medical anthropology class that inspired an interest in medical pluralism and how different cultures approach health. From Philly, she moved to Providence, Rhode Island to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. She attended medical school in New Orleans at Tulane University, where she concurrently pursued her Masters of Public Health. She also volunteered as an HIV/Hep C tester and was the Student Clinic Leader for Ozanam Inn, the largest homeless shelter in New Orleans. She also worked with VOTE, a local legal nonprofit focused on alleviating criminal injustices where she compiled data on the lack of preventative care, medical staffing, mental health in Louisiana’s nine prisons. Her passions include mental health, women’s health, LGBTQ+ health, and adolescent health. In her spare time, she is an avid ceramicist and dog sitter. She appreciates birds, a good book, cooking for friends, and living life slowly and meaningfully.


Neev Shah

Neev Shah, MD

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

 Neev was born in Mumbai, India, and moved to the United States when he was 3 years old. He grew up in central New Jersey and moved to Philadelphia for college. He was a biology major at Drexel University as part of the combined BS/MD program and continued to Drexel University College of Medicine for his medical degree. In medical school, he was frequently involved in student-run health clinics and community health programs. He also coordinated the Stress Reduction program, a student project at DePaul House, a home for men experiencing homelessness. Through this program, he worked with participants to teach stress management techniques such as yoga, meditation, and art therapy. He is excited to get started at Boston Medical Center where he can pursue his passion for family medicine and primary care, as well as continue to get involved in patient advocacy, community health, and health equity. In his free time, he enjoys trying new foods, cooking, watching soccer, playing with his dog, photography, exploring his surroundings, and traveling.

Family Medicine/Psych Residents Intern Class of 2022-2023

Kathryn Cushing

Kathryn Cushing, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

 Kathryn was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She then ventured out to Villanova University for undergrad and majored in Neuroscience and Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish.  Following her college graduation, she returned to Chicago for medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received the College of Medicine merit scholarship. Her research continued with UIC's CoNECt lab where she used fMRI to study the effective connectivity of reward networks in treatment-resistant depression.  For three years of medical school, she was President of the UIC chapter of Chicago Street Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides healthcare and harm reduction resources to folks living unhoused in Chicago. This ignited her passion for providing holistic healthcare to underserved urban populations, particularly compassionate addiction care informed by both Primary Care and Psychiatric perspectives. Outside of medicine, she enjoys taking leisurely walks with her elderly dog, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with family and friends.


Belinda Zhou

Belinda Zhou, MS MD

Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

 Belinda Zhou grew up in Queens, NY, and moved to Providence, RI, to attend Brown University, where she majored in History. In college, she served as a Health Leads advocate, which introduced her to the importance of considering and addressing social determinants of health. After working in Hong Kong for a year, she returned to Rhode Island to attend the Warren Alpert Medical School, where she completed the Primary Care-Population Medicine master’s program to further examine issues related to health equity and advocacy. She pursued her passion for immigrant and refugee health through volunteering with Clínica Esperanza, a local free clinic that serves a significant Latinx population, and creating a patient navigation system for asylum seekers who had evaluations completed through the local branch of Physicians for Human Rights. She also spent time working with housing unstable patients and people with substance use disorders, addressing both clinical and social needs. Belinda is pursuing combined training in family medicine and psychiatry in hopes of providing comprehensive, holistic health care to marginalized populations. Outside of medicine, she enjoys reading fiction, yoga, hiking, and eating good food.

PGY2 Family Medicine 2022-2023

 

Theresa Aguilar, M.D., M.P.H.

Theresa Aguilar, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Health Center: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Theresa grew up in Houston, Texas and received her undergraduate degree at Baylor University studying Biology and Spanish. During college, she volunteered at a Federally Qualified Health Center and became interested in working with underserved communities. She moved to Baltimore for medical school, where she joined the Primary Care Leadership Track, was an English tutor for Spanish-speakers, and worked on the Farm to Clinic Vegetable Initiative to distribute fresh produce to patients with food insecurity. These experiences inspired her to explore health equity through a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University, where she partnered with Medicaid patients with complex medical needs to navigate social services, consulted with public health departments regarding policies for vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness, and researched determinants of preventive health care. She is excited to choose a career in Family Medicine because it combines her passions for primary care and public health in a community environment. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, biking, and attempting to take care of plants.


Rebecca Hwang, D.O.

Rebecca Hwang, D.O.

Medical School: Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Rebecca grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. She attended UVA for undergrad and majored in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting while minoring in biology. Between undergrad and medical school, she worked as a surgical assistant at an oral surgeon’s office, where she fell in love with the clinical aspect of medicine. She attended medical school at CUSOM in North Carolina, where she witnessed the strain put on these smaller communities’ health systems. Through various volunteer experiences she gained valuable insight into the lives of people who lacked access to basic necessities: education, shelter, and medicine. As a family medicine physician, she hopes to integrate herself in her community and serve historically underserved populations through medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys trying new foods, baking, hiking, and traveling. She is looking forward to visiting the national parks with her puppy, George, in the northeast!


Sydney Karnovsky, M.D.

Sydney Karnovsky, M.D.

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Sydney grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, before crossing the Charles River to study Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. She was often found on the water in college, as she was a four-year member and two-year captain of Harvard’s varsity sailing team. After college, she spent a year at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City researching foot and ankle surgery techniques and outcomes. She then continued south to Washington, DC, to attend medical school at Georgetown University. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to experience family medicine in both rural and urban settings while in medical school and fell in love with the diversity of patients and pathologies that the field encompasses. She is thrilled to have returned to her hometown for residency to train to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician while serving the Boston community. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys sailing on the Charles (or any other body of water), playing ice hockey under the stars at Larz Anderson rink in Brookline, skiing in the White Mountains, and spending time with friends and family.


Kirstin Lee, M.D.

Kirstin Lee, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Health Center: Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

Kirstin grew up in Millis, MA, where she attended a Spanish immersion grade school. This language foundation inspired her to travel to Honduras during her pre-medical studies, where she established her university’s first medical brigade chapter. She graduated from North Park University with a degree in biology and a minor in Scandinavian studies. She then took a position working with children and adolescents affected by HIV in rural Honduras. After establishing these relationships, she was set on a path towards advocacy and primary care. She worked as a medical scribe in Chicago for a year prior to medical school, where she developed interests in geriatrics and urban underserved healthcare. She moved home to New England to attend medical school at the University of Massachusetts, where she served as a coordinator for the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition. She remained dedicated to her prior work in Honduras and established new connections to improve women’s health literacy in rural communities. Kirstin is interested in adolescent medicine, LGBTQ+ health, infectious disease, and psychiatry. Outside of medicine, Kirstin enjoys birdwatching, surfing, and spending time with her family.


Katherine McDaniel, M.D.

Katherine McDaniel, M.D.

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Health Center: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Katherine has traveled across the world studying health, and her journeys have repeatedly shown her that empathy is at the core of effective healthcare. Katherine discovered her interest in patient advocacy as an undergraduate, while working as a Spanish-English interpreter at HAVEN Free Clinic. After graduation, her desire to learn about health from a global perspective took her to Cambodia, where she helped her host NGO develop an emergency response to a local HIV outbreak. Her work in Cambodia taught her that listening to individual patient experiences is key to developing systemic public health solutions. This discovery led her to pursue an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Medical Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh as a Marshall Scholar. At Harvard Medical School, Katherine continued to advocate for giving patients greater control over their care and holding space for their lived experiences in clinic. She collaborated with faculty and other students to incorporate trauma-informed care into the four-year curriculum. She is thrilled to train in family medicine at BMC, where she will work to build longitudinal trusting relationships with her patients and learn to offer broad-scope clinical care that is attentive to patients’ family and community contexts. Outside of medicine, Katherine enjoys building community through social dancing, language-learning, hosting meals, and singing with groups large and small.


Meghna Nandi, M.D., Sc.M.

Meghna Nandi, M.D., Sc.M.

Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Meghna grew up in Massachusetts and received her BA in Anthropology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. After college, Meghna served as an AmeriCorps member at Vital Village, a nonprofit organization housed at Boston Medical Center that uses a collective impact approach to promote child wellbeing. She then spent a year working as a research assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before beginning medical school in the Primary Care-Population Medicine program at Brown University. Here, Meghna supported efforts to bring trauma-informed approaches to medical education, was an active member of Medical Students for Choice, and volunteered at Clínica Esperanza, a local free clinic. During medical school, Meghna also took a gap year to work with Wuqu’ Kawoq, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to improving health care for indigenous Maya communities in Guatemala. Meghna chose family medicine with the hopes of combining her interests in community-oriented primary care, reproductive justice, and health equity. Outside of medicine, she enjoys trying new foods, cooking, being outside, making/listening to music, and getting lost in conversation with friends and family.


Kaylin Pennington, M.D., M.P.H.

Kaylin Pennington, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Kaylin is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Growing up in a low-income family and helping run a home daycare center fueled her desire to work for health equity and social justice. After completing her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, she spent the next eight years engaged in a variety of global and public health activities, including co-managing a student-run free clinic, serving as a health educator with AmeriCorps, and overseeing health and wellness programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, New Jersey. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, Kaylin co-led an interprofessional global health student advisory board, volunteered as a community resource navigator, and deepened her passion for community-oriented primary care via a longitudinal integrated clerkship. Outside of work, she can be found training for her next marathon and singing (off-key) with the daycare kiddos.


Cierra Virtue, M.D., M.P.H.

Cierra Virtue, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Cierra grew up in Lancaster, California and Johannesburg, South Africa. Her experiences living in South Africa sparked her desire to learn more about the social determinants of health and how to combat health disparities. She moved back to The States and studied Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California before joining the PRIME Health-Equity program at UCSD School of Medicine. In medical school, Cierra managed the psychiatry free clinic, taught health education at a local high school, and coordinated an after-school program to teach high school students about healthcare and health equity. Through the PRIME program, Cierra completed a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concentrating on child and adolescent health and humanitarian health. Cierra is excited to join the BMC Family Medicine family and provide care with a lens of health equity. She is particularly interested in reproductive justice, injury prevention, community health, and school-based health. Outside of medicine, Cierra is a dedicated Liverpool Football Club supporter and enjoys watching English Premier League whenever she can. She also enjoys traveling, roller skating, and finding the best boba around.


Erin Walsh, M.D.

Erin Walsh, M.D.

Medical School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Erin Walsh was born and raised in southern Nevada. She headed to northern California to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where she concentrated on two seemingly unrelated subjects: cellular physiology and mass incarceration. When she wasn’t studying, she spent her time co-facilitating a student-run course that explored the American prison system through weekly lectures and tutoring shifts at San Quentin State Prison. Her interests merged when she was offered the chance to co-direct a pilot program designed to provide patient education to incarcerated patients with diabetes. The years Erin spent working with incarcerated patients galvanized her decision to pursue medicine as a career. She was thankful to receive a full scholarship from Hope Anstett to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine. As a medical student, she cherished her experiences working at the HIV Wellness Center and volunteering with the outreach committee of a newly established community clinic. Erin is excited to train at Boston Medical Center where she can continue to pursue her passion to increase access to care for marginalized patients. She is also excited to explore her interests in patient education, advocacy, and individualized health care plans for patients living with chronic diseases. Outside of residency, Erin likes to get outdoors as much as possible!


Caitlin Weiss, M.D.

Caitlin Weiss, M.D.

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Health Center: Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

Caitlin is a from Philadelphia and studied health and societies at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she worked for a medical-legal partnership that brings free legal services to patients of West Philadelphia health centers and joined the board of directors of Delaware Valley Community Health, which operates federally qualified health centers around the city. It was during this time that she realized the possibility of combining her passions for public health, advocacy, and primary care through family medicine. In medical school, Caitlin was in the Urban Underserved Program and co-led JeffHOPE, a student-run free clinic that helps people experiencing homelessness navigate medical and social service resources. She is excited to bring all of these experiences together at BMC and eventually in the National Health Service Corps. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to live music, and exploring the Boston area.


Rebecca Wornhoff, M.D.

Rebecca Wornhoff, M.D.

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Becky grew up in Lebanon, Indiana, and stayed in her home state to attend the University of Notre Dame. There, she studied anthropology and spent a semester abroad in Puebla, Mexico. After graduating she returned to Mexico to work with community health workers treating chronic disease in the state of Chiapas. She attended Rush Medical College in Chicago where she engaged with the communities on the West Side of the city through Rush’s community outreach programs, including volunteering at free clinics and working with local community gardens to help establish a neighborhood farmers market selling fresh produce. Becky is passionate about community health, women’s health, and working with immigrant populations. She also enjoys reading, baking, playing board games with her friends, and watching the latest PBS period drama.