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    Immediate Past Chair, Association of Women Surgeons National Student Committee
    Immediate Past Chair, Association of Women Surgeons National Student Committee
    Christina graduated from Harvard College in 2010 and is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) National Student Committee. During her 2013-2014 term, Christina spearheaded the new initiative of bringing AWS to medical schools across the country. She led a dedicated team of 15 committee members in the establishment of AWS medical student chapters, increasing student and faculty membership. This effort resulted in 27 active chapters in the United States, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. Christina remains dedicated to empowering women interested in surgical fields.
    • Family Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    MS3 at Jefferson Medical College, NHSC corps member, #womeninmedicine
    MS3 at Jefferson Medical College, NHSC corps member, #womeninmedicine
    Valerie is in her third year at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is interested in primary care and enjoys continuity of care with patients. Outside of classroom and patient care, she focuses on leadership training with Dean Mark Tychochinski, MD, volunteering with Jefferson's student run clinics, JeffHope, to provide free care to homeless women and children at Eliza Shirley clinic, and tasting every kind of food Philadelphia has to offer. Her plan after graduation in 2016 is to pursue a family medicine residency with extensive training in obstetrics. Valerie hopes to practice family medicine in a medically underserved community in her home state of Ohio. She is interested in networking with anyone who interested in: - ensuring that every human has access to medical care - striving to make women are equal partners with men in medicine and in society - preventing and screening for family violence in the primary care setting - discussing virtually any topic over a delicious meal
    • Anesthesiology
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @ blog.amandaxi.com
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @ blog.amandaxi.com
    • Transitional Year Review Committee Member at ACGME

    Amanda Xi is currently an Anesthesia Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her Transitional Year at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. She graduated with her MD in 2015 from Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine in Rochester, MI. She was an Acceleration to Excellence Program Scholar at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and after transferring to the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), graduated with a BSE and MSE in Biomedical Engineering. While at Michigan, she was active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and ran the Engineering Club at a local underserved middle school. In medical school, Amanda developed a passion for social media (especially blogging: http://blog.amandaxi.com) and graphic design (http://mddet.etsy.com). Amanda previously served in numerous roles in the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Currently she is the Resident Division Treasurer and Program Committee Co-Director.

    Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the AAMC.
    Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the AAMC.
    Ashleigh Moses, M.A., is Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Ms. Moses facilitates the work being done by women nation-wide to advance equitable and inclusive work environments, develop career advancement resources for women in academic medicine and science, as well as organizing collaboration amongst institutional groups and leadership. Before becoming a staff member at the AAMC, Ashleigh was working on university campuses nation-wide with the Feminist Majority Foundation to advance the work being done by young women leaders in their local communities. Ms. Moses received a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Gender and Race Studies from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. In her spare time she moderates discussion amongst young women on issues relating to advocacy and ally ship.