Moderators
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    Lexi Shepherd is a member of Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine Class of 2017 in Rochester, MI. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Microbiology and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She was recently elected as the American Medical Women's Association National Student Treasurer. Previously, she served as president of the AMWA branch at OUWB. As President, Lexi works to expand AMWA’s involvement in the local community. Among other events, she helped create “Future Female Docs Day” in which 100 high school and college female students interested in the field of medicine could learn more about medical school and medical specialties. Lexi is interested in pursing a career in women’s healthcare and medical education. She serves as the vice president of OUWB’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group. Her current research involves a medical education program regarding ovarian cancer. Lexi is also an active volunteer for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
    • 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 serves on the Board of Directors and as a 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.
    3rd Year Med Student, UT-Houston
    3rd Year Med Student, UT-Houston
    Dalya Munves is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston who plans to specialize in Pediatric Surgery. Before medical school, she graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas, earning a B.A. in Literary Studies with a minor in Philosophy. She also worked at a healthcare consulting company for over 2 years. She is passionate about improving medical education, healthcare quality, and health literacy. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exercising, and drawing cartoons for her blog, The Health Scout.