Tristen graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a double major in Biology and Spanish and a minor in Chemistry. She is a dual-degree medical student and Master in Public Health student currently in her third year of medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Through various experiences, she has learned that health is more than the lack of injury; health is an evolving, multi-faceted part of everyone that is intimately connected to where one lives, eats, plays, works, and more. This outlook has impassioned her to pursue family medicine and to also become involved with advocacy in policies that directly affect medicine and health, both nationally and internationally. Naturally, therefore, she became keenly interested to serve as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Council of the IFMSA for the AMSA.
Tristen believes she is qualified to serve in this capacity, as she has held an assortment of roles that have strengthened, matured, and taught her to be a more effective leader, better communicator and listener, and productive member of a team as well as her experiences working in varied environments with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She is enthusiastically ready to acquire new knowledge and skillset that come with the territory of being Vice Chair. She looks forward to a lifelong career of collaboration, advocacy, and policy and values the opportunity to serve as a student leader within the IFMSA for AMSA National. When not pursuing advocacy work and academic endeavors, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and being outside!
Haya Al Any
Haya Al Any is currently studying neurobiology at Arizona State University. She will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May 2018. Haya was honored by the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad in 2013 for her academic achievement and was matriculated into Baghdad School of Medicine in 2013 before immigrating to the United States by end of the year. Haya joined her local AMSA chapter at Arizona State University in 2015 and then served as an advocacy chair for the year of 2016-2017. She enjoys writing poetry in her spare time and plans to publish a book next year after her graduation.
Advisor for SCOME/SCORP
Advisor for SCORA/SCOPH
Jessica is a third-year medical student at University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School from Pineville, Louisiana. Jessica completed her honors undergraduate degree in Biology and Engineering with a minor in Spanish and Mathematics at Louisiana Tech University. After graduating, she spent the summer working at Med Camps of Louisiana, a summer camp for children with special needs, before moving on to complete her Master of Medical Sciences degree at Mississippi College. During time at both of these universities, Jessica spent a great deal of time giving back as a soccer coach, tutor, and in various leadership roles and honor societies.
Upon admission to the University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School, Jessica realized and embraced the opportunity to be more in tune with not only with what the U.S. needs but what the various nations of the world need in health care and in the many factors that impact that need. Jessica joined AMSA to help make a difference because she believes medical students are in a very unique position to learn and lead people to a better global health environment. Demonstrating a proactive career and leading others to see how they can make the world become a better place starts with one individual taking a stand, and Jessica says, “Who better than to do this than each of us?”