Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Major: Chemistry BSA, Minor: Business
Career Goals: After undergrad, my goal is to continue directly into pharmacy school, possibly completing a dual degree PharmD/MBA or working as a pharmacist for a while before going back to business school later in my career.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite place to eat in Austin: LORO
Fun fact: I am a big Astros fan, listening to their games helps me focus and study.
Trip you went on and year: Dominican Republic Winter 2020
Favorite GMT memory: My favorite GMT memory was bonding with the staff and the other students in the DR. At the beginning of the trip, they tell you that by the end of it you will feel like family, and you don't believe them, but you get to the end and don't want to leave because of how many quality connections you have made with the doctors, translators, and guides. The staff was so welcoming that some of us were in tears saying goodbye at the airport. Each night at dinner, it was very rewarding to be able to bond with the other trippers by recapping our experiences of the day, what our patients were like, and what we learned. The people that I met and learned from on this trip will have a special place in my heart forever.
Why did you join GMT? I joined GMT because I wanted to travel and experience a new culture along with learning what healthcare is like in other countries. I stayed because of the people. GMT offers such a great opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who have a passion for traveling and helping others. I made new friends at UT and in the DR who I connected with almost instantly.
Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Major: Health & Society Major, Comp Sci Minor
Career Goals: I would love to continue my education to pursue reconstructive plastic surgery or orthopedics, however I am still very widespread in my passions and recently have been thinking about pursuing psychiatry.
Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Favorite place to eat in Austin: Roppolo's or Madam Mams
Fun fact: I learned how to swim last year from my best friend and have almost drowned 6 times (the swim lessons were very needed)
Trip you went on and year: I had planned to go to Peru this summer in 2020, but unfortunately that fell though so I currently have not been on a trip, however I really want to go on all of the trips that come up that are COVID friendly (hopefully a Peru 2021 trip)
Favorite GMT memory: I think one of my favorite GMT memories was definitely at the Austin Marathon, mostly because of how close everyone got with the other members due to how much communication was needed and how much time we had to connect. This was one of my favorite memories because I felt connected to the org and its members and it felt like I was fully accepted in.
Why did you join GMT? I joined GMT after first hearing from a close friend who went on a trip, and after researching into it I began to ask current members about their experiences and how they felt about the organization. Unanimously everyone had amazing heartwarming stories and it seeed to be a very genuine organization that is very intentional and specific with their aid which I respect more than anything. All in all its just a great group of individuals who have a common goal and the motivation and work ethic to help those in need.