Justin Hagan hails from the bluegrass state, where he graduated with his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. He is currently pursuing his MD from JFK University SOM in Curacao as well as his MS in Health Education from Kaplan University. During his undergraduate studies, he was very active as a collegiate cheerleader and headed several extracurricular activities. In medical school, he started his school’s AMSA chapter where he presides as President. This experience led him to the opportunity to become one of the new International Regional Directors for Region 1.
Medicine and helping others has been his passion since he was a little child. Whether it be playing doctor with his stuffed animals as a child, or more recently when he became an EMT, he has continually worked towards his goal of becoming a physician. He has not only a passion for medicine, but also for teaching, and that is why he believes that becoming a physician is the best choice for him.
While he is relatively new to AMSA, having been a part of the organization for less than a year at this point, he has already seen the opportunities that it can afford to its members. He looks forward to representing the international region, forming connections, and watching everyone grow into strong leaders and physicians.
Yokaira Camilo Mena
Yokaira Camilo is one of the upcoming International Regional Directors for Region 1. Dominican Republic is her native country but she was raised in Orlando, Florida. Her interest in medicine emerged in high school, which led her to a medical school in the Dominican Republic after graduating. She was introduced to AMSA in medical school and immediately loved all the association represented. She became the president of her local chapter in 2015 determined to create a new AMSA image in her school: a place for members to find support from other colleagues during this journey of becoming a doctor. During her leadership and with the help of the chapter officers, they were able to obtain approximately 150 new members and increase the number of active members in their chapter. Her goal is to match for a Neurology residency program in the United States and continue her involvement in AMSA. She wants to take advantage of all the great opportunities AMSA offers for its members and at the same time have AMSA bring out the potential she has to succeed and make a change in this world.