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Jenny (she/her) is an M2 at Harvard Medical School. Her academic interests focus on reproductive science, reproductive immunology and fertility care for LGBTQIA+ patients, and leads several initiatives and student groups focused on reproductive rights and justice.
Jenny's greatest passion, however, is advocating for medical students living with health conditions, illnesses and disabilities. Jenny launched Unconditional Publishing alongside her colleagues at HMS to serve as a platform for student-patients to share their stories.
She is active on twitter @Jenny__Rowley
Sam (she/her) is an MS2 at Harvard Medical School. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she graduated from Duke University ('19) with a B.S. in neuroscience and global health. She continues to pursue this academic intersection at HMS, where she serves on the Secretariat Team for the Global Neurosurgery Committee of the WFNS and collaborates with the Program for Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC).
Alongside her colleagues at HMS, Sam has launched a platform titled "Unconditional Publishing" to highlight the narratives of medical students living with illness, health conditions and/or disabilities. She has also been involved in numerous national and international COVID-19 projects, including co-founding the National Student Response Network (NSRN) to connect willing health professions students with volunteering opportunities.
Harry Paul (he/him/his) is an MD-PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He advocates and writes about the experience of being disabled in medicine and researches immunology and infectious diseases. He is active on twitter @_HarryPaul_.
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.
Britt (she/her) is a second year MD/PhD student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. She began college at Portland Community College, then graduated from Portland State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She is an active leader in women's medical professional groups and is dedicated to creating mentorship opportunities for fellow first-generation and low income (FGLI) premedical students and students with disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, strategy games, and creating art. After graduating medical school, Britt wants to revolutionize the care of patients with traumatic brain injury through neurology and neuroscience studies.
Zoie Sheets is a second year medical student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her focus is on the experiece of both disabled patients and providers, particularly how increasing numbers of disabled medical providers can improve experiences of disabled patients. Before beginning medical school, Zoie pursued an MPH to better understand health disparities, research, and policy. In addition to disability activism, Zoie enjoys playing with her cat Whitaker, reading, and watching [way too many] medical dramas.