August 21, 2019

A native of Seattle, Washington, Marium Raza has been passionate about healthcare since her childhood. A stellar student, she once thought medical research might be her contribution to the healthcare field. But witnessing the inequality between her own healthcare experiences, and those of the uninsured and homeless in her community, Marium became committed to making an active change. She started by volunteering at free clinics and providing first aid to people living on the street. But that wasn’t reaching enough of the vulnerable populations in her community. So, as an 18-year-old, she founded Elixir, a nonprofit committed to connecting uninsured community members with healthcare in their communities by combining in person outreach and a mobile app. Elixir has now transformed from an idea into a lifelong passion. When she’s not running from meeting to meeting, Marium is also an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, and an avid reader.