Beebe, Jasmine 1 Jasmine Beebe
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
Jasmine Beebe is a first-year medical student at the Arizona College for Osteopathic Medicine. Her commitment to underserved populations and primary care was inspired by experiences setting up mobile clinics, volunteering as a medical assistant at a free clinic for uninsured women, and working as an in-patient phlebotomist in the medically-underserved city of Detroit, Michigan. She continues her dedication as the site coordinator for a student-run clinic at Central Arizona Shelter Services where she hopes to explore barriers to healthcare access and implement strategies to maximize the impact of the care provided.
Bodden, Jessica Jessica Bodden
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
A first-year medical student within the Charles R. Drew University/University of California, Los Angeles medical education program, Jessica Bodden is passionate about community-based medicine and mentorship. Throughout her undergraduate career, Jessica worked as an afterschool program worker for students in underserved communities, and volunteered her time as a teacher with Saturday Science Academy. As a medical student, Jessica is a coordinator for Partnerships for Progress which provides mentorship to high school students that are interested in health related fields.
Brown, Bradley Bradley Brown
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
As a former collegiate student-athlete, Bradley Brown knows the value of quality leadership and instruction. Having lived in the rural United States, he understands the importance of a well-run, organized and united healthcare team. As a current first year medical student, Bradley continues to serve the medically underserved by volunteering at a student-run homeless clinic while exploring his passion for preventative care. These experiences have shaped his desire to continually strive towards connecting with patients and truly understanding their needs. Each experience interacting with the medically underserved renews his commitment to developing as a leader and healthcare professional.
Bruce, Jeneeca Jeneeca Bruce
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
PCLP Site: Wesley Health Center
Jeneeca Bruce has a commitment and appreciation for mentoring and caring for the underserved. During her undergraduate career, she developed a mentoring program for economically disadvantaged and medically underserved high school students. After graduation, Jeneeca took time off to gain clinical experience by working as an emergency department scribe and as a care provider. As a medical student, she has volunteered with Market on the Move, an organization that helps distribute salvaged fresh fruits and vegetables to impoverished families in the Arizona community. Jeneeca utilizes her compassion, leadership, and dedication that will allow her to serve the community and all her future patients.
Hua, Phoebe 2 Phoebe Hua
Creighton University School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
For two years, Phoebe Hua served as President of the nonprofit, Medical Educational Missions and Outreach (M.E.M.O.) in Southern California, where she helped organize free health fairs and Hepatitis B Awareness Nights for the community. Through M.E.M.O., she also organized and led successful humanitarian mission trips to Vietnam. Phoebe also volunteered as a mentor for underserved youth through Volunteers of America: Mentorship Program at UCLA, and as a counselor for at-risk youth through UCLA UniCamp. She continues to work with the community through volunteering at health clinics and mentoring homeless youth with CUSOM Advocates Program.
Hussain, Donia Donia Hussain
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
PCLP Site: Wesley Health Center
Donia Hussain is dedicated to serving underprivileged communities. During her undergraduate studies, she served as Student Director of an internship with an organization called Tucson International Alliance for Refugees in the Community, where she helped refugees adjust to living in America. She also volunteered as a Spanish interpreter for underprivileged populations with the Mobile Public Health program. In addition, she served as an AmeriCorps intern with an organization dedicated to assisting homeless youth so that they can graduate from high school on time. As a future physician, she aspires to reduce health disparities at a local and global level.
Norris, Vanessa 1 Vanessa Norris
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
Vanessa Norris has a rich history of community engagement and scholarly activity. During her undergraduate career, she designed projects to teach at-risk students about careers in science. Additionally, her experience as an ER scribe in rural, low-income areas deepened her interest in preventive care and chronic disease management. Vanessa currently serves as a Diversity and Inclusion Representative and is dedicated to increasing cultural competence and inclusion of marginalized populations in curriculum and promoting retention of minority students. She is a volunteer with a clinic that serves disadvantaged patients in the Dallas area and a mentoring program designed to encourage local high school students to pursue careers in healthcare.
Valenzuela, Kristina Kristina Valenzuela, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
PCLP Site: Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
Kristina Valenzuela’s interest in health developed out of her love for science. After completing her undergraduate degree, she found a position as a Clinical Research Assistant. Through this role, she was motivated by her experience to improve health at a population level by reducing chronic disease among underserved and underrepresented populations. She has cultivated her passion by earning a Masters of Public Health degree, and then as a professional with Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease. As an Epidemiologist her primary role was to manage the effectiveness of chronic disease programs.