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Chair

August 21, 2019

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Britney was born on the military installation of Ft. Benning, Georgia. She grew up around the world as the daughter of two military veterans. Some of her most memorable life experiences came from traveling to over 28 countries across three continents and experiencing an array of cultures. Britney’s passion for advocacy and raising awareness about global health issues prompted her to explore opportunities within the American Medical Student Association and as a fellow of the REAL Change Advocacy Program with RESULTS. She has not looked back since then! Promoting advocacy and social justice starts with building a strong foundation on knowledge and then sharing that knowledge with the masses. From 2015-2016, Britney served as the global health education coordinator for AMSA national and conducted the Global Health Scholars program. Through this program, she had the opportunity to engage scholars from around the world, in meaningful discussions regarding global health issues. Some of these issues included lack of access to clean water, lack of access to education for females during their menstrual cycle (due to cultural intolerance and misconceptions about what it means to menstruate), discussing activism as it pertains to AIDS advocacy, and much more. In addition to educating students on how to be advocates for their patients in the health care setting, she challenged the students to write letters to their representatives of Congress in support of legislations that would benefit the general population including, but not limited to: The Reach Every Mother and Child Act and PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). Her work continued from 2016-2017 as the Global Health Committee Chair for AMSA National in which she worked on advocacy efforts concerning issues of global health, including but not limited to maternal and child health; access to medicines and quality, affordable health care for all; HIV, TB and other neglected diseases; refugee health; health and human rights; and ethical, sustainable service here and abroad. Entering her fourth year of AMSA national leadership, Britney is honored to be back, serving as the Medical Education Chair, as well as serving on the AIDS Advocacy Network Steering Committee! In her spare time, Britney enjoys making hair and body care products from scratch, experimenting with flavorful recipes, Tae Kwon Do, and exploring new sites with her fur brother Jake.