Gender & Sexuality Leadership
Ashi is a sophomore at Wayne State University and is a part of the Honors College and MedStart BS/MD Program. She is pursuing a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Public Health. She has been a part of AMSA National and Wayne State University’s local AMSA chapter for the past two years. Presenting her research on homeless women at the AMSA Fall Conference in New York and at the AMSA Annual Convention in Washington, DC, Ashi is passionate to continue working with AMSA to raise awareness and fight for women’s rights. Ashi has actively served Detroit’s inner-city community for the past five years; she started a STEM program and a gardening program at a Detroit Public School to encourage students to work together and to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world situations. As she continues this program, Ashi has started a new initiative in Detroit focused on ameliorating the social stigmas behind menstruation as well as homeless women’s lack of access to hygienic menstrual products.
Serving as the Women’s Advocacy Coordinator, Ashi will continue to pursue her passion of advocating for women’s rights and empowering women with the resources, knowledge, and dignity they need for their health and well-being. She will work to advocate for women’s reproductive health and rights and to protect women from domestic violence, ameliorate sexual health disparities, and celebrate women in medicine. She is passionate about changing the social stigma towards women’s fundamental health necessities and increase the understanding of issues that women cope with locally and globally.
LGBT Advocacy Coordinator
Masina is a mature student with a passion for transgender medicine. She has a previous career in Integrative Health. As a dual citizen she calls Toronto, Ontario and Portland, Maine home. She currently resides on Munjoy Hill in Portland with her wife, and loves beginning every day with black coffee, gluten free toast and a glimpse of the ocean.
LGBT Programming Coordinator
Karley is currently a fourth-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. She survives on running, Wawa specialty beverages, and peanut butter. Karley is applying to Ob/Gyn for residency this year.
Women’s Advocacy Coordinator
Frances is a second-year medical student at Tulane University. She’s originally from Seattle, WA, but she spent seven years living in New York City, where she completed an MFA in Creative Writing.
Women’s Programming Coordinator
annah is currently a senior undergraduate at Wright State University, who will graduate in spring 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and her Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She hopes to begin medical school in the fall of 2018. Hannah attended the 2017 AMSA Annual Convention and participated in Advocacy Day, where she was inspired by the sense of community and enthusiasm for activism within the organization. She is excited to serve as a national leader, and is also working to start an undergraduate local AMSA chapter at her university.
Hannah has a strong interest in women’s health and sexual health education. As Women’s Programming Coordinator, she hopes to expand on AMSA’s advocacy for reproductive justice, especially with regard to sexual health education. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, getting lost in a good book, and volunteering at a local free clinic.