"After earning my Master of Arts in education with a focus on adolescent science education, I found myself teaching at-risk youth in New York City, when I quickly noticed just how lacking the opportunities were for these children. A student approached me and entrusted me with a rather serious health concern, and that’s when it hit me. I have the power to enact change. I’d always been interested in making a difference through healthcare and volunteering, and Columbia University Postbac Premed Program was definitely the right step. Now I’m on the path to making healthcare more accessible for the next generation."