International Regional Directors – Region 1

Chloé Waters

Chloé is a second-year medical student at Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM), Saint Vincent. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.S. in Public Administration. In addition, she holds an Associates of Applied Science in Health Administration Management. Her ultimate goal is a residency in Emergency Medicine. She served six and a half years in the United States Air Force working in military hospitals in the United States and in various overseas locations. In her spare time, she worked as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for various organizations. During her time in the service, she discovered a love for teaching after being selected as a Military Training Site Faculty for the American Heart Association, where she taught and ensured quality CPR within her facility. 

After leaving the Air Force in 2015, she started with SJSM immediately in January 2016. Within her first week of classes, she became active with the local AMSA chapter. Her efforts were dedicated to team-work and community outreach, which helped her win the votes of AMSA members as Chapter President. Her time as President was spent holding monthly breast cancer screenings and health fairs for the local community. Her efforts fostered strong community ties and laid the foundation for greatness for the next board. Resiliency, determination, and dedication continue to push Chloé to new heights. As AMSA’s International Region Director for Region 1, Chloé is honored to work with a diverse and enthusiastic team to help lead the way for physicians-in-training.

Jesús E. Medina, MPH

Jesús is an outstanding second-year medical student at International American University College of Medicine from Miami, Florida, who had been recognized at global conferences for his high level of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. Mr. Medina completed his Bachelors of Biological Sciences and a Master’s of Public Health at Florida International University. His work and accomplishments became a point of reference for other higher education institutions to promote the collaboration between public health and preventive medicine.

After graduating with honors, Mr. Medina joined the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine founders in developing a signature program that integrated health care services for low-income families. After evaluating a conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about his aspirations to become a physician and learn how other cultures around the world understand medicine, Mr. Medina decided to pursue his dreams. Mr. Medina was accepted to medical school and was elected President of his school’s local AMSA chapter during his first year. Under his leadership, the IAU AMSA Chapter increased its local presence by facilitating collaboration programs between all AMSA chapters in Saint Lucia. Mr. Medina was able to bring together the medical community and medical students to strengthen the medical education in the region through the CAAM-HP accreditation and international representation for medical students at the IFMSA. Mr. Medina’s main goal is to advance AMSA’s national goals as International Regional Director for Region 1 by increasing AMSA’s membership and dedication to meaningful action throughout the medical community.