August 21, 2019

Ashi Arora is a first year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her goal is to pursue a career in medicine and health policy in urban communities. She was the co-founder and co-president of the PERIOD. chapter at Wayne State University, a co-principal investigator on a comprehensive research study of menstrual and reproductive challenges faced by homeless women in Detroit, and the previous chair of the American Medical Student Association’s Gender and Sexuality Action Committee for the past two years. Ashi is passionate about ameliorating underlying barriers and disparities that prevent marginalized, oppressed communities from accessing tools to live healthy and happy lives. Specifically, she is an activist as a part of the menstrual movement, she is passionate about reducing preterm birth and infant mortality in marginalized populations, raising awareness about trans health, and addressing sexual assault on college campuses. Detroit, the true American city in her eyes, has fueled her passion to target these challenges and serve her community.