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Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Major: BSA Biology, Spanish for Medical Professions Minor
Classification: Senior
Career Goals: Become a doctor! I’m not really sure on what specialty just yet, but I’m interested in pediatrics, oncology, or ophthalmology.
Hometown: Houston, TX

Hobbies: I love to dance! My favorite style is contemporary. I also teach Zumba
classes, so come out sometime to our super fun Zumba socials for a killer workout!

Favorite TV Show(s): Law & Order SVU
Trip you went on and year: Dominican Republic Summer 2017, Winter 2018 & Summer 2019
Favorite trip memory: My favorite trip memory was on one of the home visits. The elderly man we went to visit was paralyzed from the waist down and also had a stroke that affected his speech. Apart from his health condition, he was the happiest old man I had ever met. Since the moment we walked in, his smile had been beaming and he thanked every single one of us for coming to see him. It is so incredibly humbling and inspiring to witness the appreciation and happiness of those we treat.

What you love about GMT: I love how GMT unites all types of people that have the same passion as I do towards creating a global impact on medicine. GMT provides AMAZING opportunities to directly make a difference and strengthen communities of other countries through medicine. I have met some of my closest friends through this organization and the incredible experiences it has to offer.

Caroline Cweren

gmtvolunteers@gmail.com

Position: Volunteer Coordinator 

Major: BSA Biology

Classification: Junior
Career Goals: My goal is to become an emergency doctor and potentially specialize in trauma!
Hometown: Southlake, TX

What are you involved in other than GMT?  I’m also in a sorority (Zeta Tau Alpha) at UT where I serve on both the judicial board and as the assistant standards position. I also play piano during recruitment and play IM soccer as often as I can!

If you were a superhero, what power(s) would you have? The COOLEST thing ever would be to be able to breathe underwater and swim through the oceans.
Trip you went on and year: Peru 2019, but I’m hoping to go to Ecuador or the DR for my next trip.

Favorite trip memory: The patients I met during the clinic days were the most patient, giving, and thankful people on this planet, and each encounter with them reminded me why I wanted to pursue medicine. The extension part of the Peru trip also solidified my friendships with my fellow GMT trippers. Seeing Machu Picchu and climbing Rainbow Mountain were unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

What you love about GMT: The community within GMT is unlike anything I have ever experienced, united by dedicated, hard-working, and selfless people with similar passions for medicine. I love that GMT is full of opportunities to make direct and visible differences not only in other countries, but within our own communities as well.