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  • Ayala (he/him/his) is a rising M3 student at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a founding member and President of Medical Students for Accessible Education (MSAE), which has advised the medical school on best practices for students with a disability and provided support to fellow medical students seeking accommodations. 


    At the city level, he helped to establish the Chicago chapter of the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS). Nationally, he mentors a growing number of students on the path to becoming a physician, especially those who have recently been diagnosed with a disability and who identify as transgender/queer, black, indigenous, and/or people of color. 

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