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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 serves on the Board of Directors and as a Program Committee Co-Director.
Gabriella Herrera is a medical student from Tracy, California. She graduated with Bachelors Degree in Neurobiology and a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. She is now completing her third year at Harvard Medical School, with plans to pursue a Medicine residency and focus on Latinx and community health. She will be taking a year off to begin the Masters degree program at Harvard's School of Public Health on the Social and Behavioral Sciences track. She intends to use these studies to have a deeper understanding of the social determinants of health, design and evaluate health interventions, and create space in the clinical setting that will help empower the Latinx community.