Britney M.D. Howard
A native of Columbus, Georgia, Britney was born on the military installation of Ft. Benning, Georgia. She grew up around the world as the daughter of two military veterans. Some of her most memorable life experiences came from traveling to over 28 countries across three continents and experiencing an array of cultures.
Britney began her journey with AMSA as a pre-medical student, and served as her university’s chapter president. Her passion for advocacy and raising awareness about global health issues prompted her to explore opportunities within AMSA. She has not looked back since then. In her spare time, Britney enjoys making body care products from scratch, experimenting with flavorful recipes, and practicing aerial yoga.
Amal Massad is a third year medical student at Avicina School of Medicine who currently resides in Chicago. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry at North Park University in Chicago. She serves as the Global Health Advocacy Coordinator and the current president of the AMSA chapter at Avicina School of Medicine. Amal feels strongly about several global health issues and wants to actively partake in the advocacy and initiative of AMSA, and help in making social change. She hopes to be a fair representative for her fellow medical students.
In her time outside the library, Amal is a soccer fan who enjoys exercising, trying new food, and spending time with friends and family.
Ankita is a first-year medical student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She majored in Biomedical Engineering during her undergraduate studies at Columbia University. Along with medicine, Ankita is interested in public health and global health. She hopes to combine medicine, public/global health and engineering somewhere along her career. Ankita has been involved with AMSA, especially the Global Health committee, since college. During her time at Columbia, she went on a medical service trip to Antigua, Guatemala with her school’s AMSA Global Health committee. The experience, which included providing free medical checkups for children in nearby medically underserved villages, showed her the importance of access to healthcare. Leading a medical immersion trip to India and volunteering with Health Leads in Harlem, NYC further reinforced the need for greater access to medical care and how various social determinants of health play a role in that. In medical school, Ankita continues to explore opportunities in medicine and public/global health by serving as Co-President of her school’s Public Health and Preventative Medicine Interest Group and Global Health coordinator of RWJMS’ AMSA chapter. Additionally, she is working with the Global Surgery research team at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital on analyzing and characterizing the pre-hospital trauma systems in Colombia.
Over the years, Ankita has greatly enjoyed her involvement with AMSA. Being the largest student-governed organization in the U.S., AMSA provides unique opportunities to premedical and medical students to take leadership and explore career paths that interest them. Ankita finds it exciting to be able to contribute towards making a meaningful change through initiatives that increase access to resources for other premedical/medical students around the country. Having worked with AMSA through chapters at her undergraduate university and medical school, Ankita is looking forward to an exciting year working with the AMSA National leadership team!