August 21, 2019

Tristen Adams is medical student at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She has learned the paramount importance of upstream policy interventions that change lives and reduce health inequities. Resultantly, along with a Doctor in Medicine, she has pursued a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Systems, Services, and Policy. Health is not governed by all things physiologic; rather, health is largely determined by social factors, such as poverty and racism. Accordingly, achieving global health equity means integrating various disciplines that are not normatively considered health related, such as international relations, economics, etc. The AMSA and the IFMSA allow for medicine and policy to coalesce; as a person who aspires to work in a global capacity, both medically and politically, she became keenly interested to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Council of the IFMSA for the AMSA. She is enthusiastically ready to acquire new knowledge and skillset that come with the territory of being 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 the AMSA National. When not pursuing academic endeavors, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and being outside.