Mackenzie is a first-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She will complete her medical degree as part of the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine. Mackenzie aspires to enter family medicine or obstetrics and gynecology and practice in Wisconsin’s rural and underserved areas. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and minoring in both global health and leadership.
Mackenzie was an active member of her local AMSA chapter since her freshman year of college, and spent the 2016-2017 leadership years as the National Women’s Programming Coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Committee. Mackenzie is excited to put forth programming and advocacy surrounding community and public health this year. She wants to foster a stronger connection with AMSA members across the globe and highlight the incredible work already being done. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys getting outside to camp, fish, hunt, and run with her boyfriend and golden retriever puppy. She also loves to read and cook, and is trying to slowly re-learn how to play the piano!
Steph was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She obtained an undergraduate degree in neurobiology with a certificate in global health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently taking time off before medical school. Steph works as a scribe in the Emergency Room, and hopes to spend time traveling before starting medical school. With interests in public health, primary care and the social determinants of health, Steph plans to obtain an MPH in addition to a DO or MD degree.
Steph has a passion for serving urban under-served communities, and is excited to provide compassionate, holistic care to her future patients. She was involved in her local pre-medical AMSA chapter at UW-Madison, and served as the Vice President in her senior year. She is excited to be a part of the national leadership team, and is looking forward to organizing events, materials and initiatives related to community and public health. In her free time, Steph enjoys spending time outside biking, hiking and running by Lake Michigan.
Dylan was born and raised in California, most of it spent exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology with honors and an emphasis in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and two minors in Chemistry & Nutrition from California State University, Chico. Dylan often worked during the academic year a myriad of different positions including: academic tutor for organic and general chemistry and microbiology, catering chef, research assistant, microbiology media lab technician, and several others. In addition to balancing school and work, Dylan served on many executive boards & committees, organized many health fairs & events–from heart disease and diabetes to healthy living and sustainable nutrition, focusing on promoting education and prevention.
Dylan is currently starting his fourth year at Trinity School of Medicine. He has served as Vice President, and President twice for his local AMSA chapter; and he worked to charter another new AMSA medical chapter for his region which will focus on continued and further collaboration, not only among AMSA National and local chapters, but also with the many other groups and organizations in the community. During his relatively limited free time, he enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, trail running, mountain biking and road cycling, swimming, and everything in-between; he still maintains a healthy and active lifestyle as consistently as he can. He is also an avid musician–he’s been playing trumpet since the sixth grade!–and recently joined the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra.