Ba, Caleb Caleb Ba
Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PCLP Site: El Centro de Corazón
A first-year medical student, Caleb Ba has a history of community service. During his undergraduate career, he became an interpreter to assist Hispanic immigrants in communicating with physicians during his volunteer service at Casa El Buen Samaritano. As the first year representative of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-GA campus chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, he continues to be involved in the community through Clarkston Health clinic, which provides free healthcare to refugees. He also works in recruiting fellow classmates to work with CMDA physicians to provide healthcare to the homeless population of Atlanta through SafeHouse Outreach.
De la Rosa Berrio, Alexandra 1 Alexandra Giselle Da la Rosa Berrio
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
PCLP Site: Spring Branch Community Health Center
Alexandra Giselle De la Rosa Berrio has eight years of research contributions to diabetes health education and has worked as a health educator with various community health programs and centers in the US and abroad. As a volunteer doula, she helped dozens of underserved families navigate the healthcare system through the process of welcoming a child. She is also a passionate advisor/mentor for Latino students interested in medicine who attend under-resourced schools. Since starting medical school, she has expanded her role to leadership on a national scale with the National Hispanic Medical Association and the Latino Medical Student Association.
Fatunbi, Joy 2 Joy Fatunbi
Drexel University College of Medicine
PCLP Site: El Centro de Corazón
A first-year medical student, Joy Fatunbi is devoted to research, promoting diversity and community service. As an undergraduate, she served on the Multicultural Council who provided funding to multicultural student organizations to ensure all racial and cultural backgrounds were supported at her university. With a team of students, she also helped to create their first Health Disparities Conference. After graduation, she worked as a research specialist, performing experiments to develop and optimize in vitro human induced pluripotent stem cells cultures. Currently, she serves as the community service chair for the American Medical Association and organizes resources to promote healthy pregnancies for disadvantaged pregnant women.
Napoleon, Jersy Jersy Napoleon
Meharry Medical College
PCLP Site: Legacy Community Health Services
As the daughter of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and a first generation college graduate, Jersy Napoleon is dedicated in providing medically underserved communities effective and culturally competent medicine. She has worked with the local health department as a bilingual community health assistant, health inspector and Spanish interpreter. There she was exposed to a spectrum of social and cultural issues affecting the health outcomes of disadvantaged communities, which led her to earn a Master of Health
Sciences and a Master of Science in Epidemiology. Currently, she volunteers as the Student Volunteer Coordinator and Spanish interpreter at a student-led free clinic for financially disadvantaged patients.
Sankey, Kristen Kristen Sankey
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
PCLP Site: Spring Branch Community Health Center
K. Mariah Sankey, a first-year medical student, has always enjoyed being a servant to her community. During her undergraduate career, she was President of the pre-medical society and founded a tutoring program to help at risk youth. She enjoyed planning various health events such as HIV/AIDS screenings and blood drives in addition to being deeply involved in the first dance marathon for the Children and Women’s hospital. Currently, she continues to display her passion for service by volunteering at the student run clinic, blood drives, and the Women’s Resource Center aiding young pregnant women in the major decisions that come after conceiving a child.