Growing up, I volunteered along side my parents in local soup kitchens. I learned the importance of serving others at a very young age. In high school, I took the next step by traveling to volunteer at women’s shelters and Native American reservations in Oklahoma, and summer camps in Detroit, Michigan. At the University of Oregon, I worked as the Philanthropy Chair on the Panhellenic Council to coordinate the philanthropic events for the year. Since moving to New York, I have worked as a tutor and teacher for children in the Harlem community. Living and working at the International House of New York, I have had the opportunity to interact with fellow graduate students from around the world, and to learn about their countries and cultures. Finally, as the President of Touro COM’s AMA-Medical Student Section, I work to educate the Harlem community about medical concerns and health care.