Annelise Silva, M.Ed., (she/her) is a fourth-year medical student at Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) at Wright State University. She graduated from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University with a degree in Psychological Science and from Boston University with a master’s in Education (emphasis in curriculum and teaching in science).
Annelise joined AMSA as President of the BSOM institutional partnership chapter in 2020 and helped lead an ambitious revamping of the chapter that ultimately resulted in it becoming the most active chapter in the organization. Simultaneously as Vice Chair, Annelise helped with the founding of Young and Empowered Women (Y&E), a non-profit dedicated advocating for gender equity and supporting early career women with professional and personal development. Compelled by AMSA’s unapologetic advocacy for health equity and its rich history in helping transform the face of healthcare through empowering student physician-leaders, she is excited to take her leadership from AMSAxBSOM and Y&E to the national level to continue developing the generation of AMSA changemakers.
As a former educator and Teach for America alumna, she is passionate about equitable access to healthcare and the advocacy of diversity in medicine starting from the K-12 range. Additional academic interests include leadership development, neuropsychiatric imaging research, and radiology editorial work. She is thrilled to be applying for Diagnostic Radiology residency in 2025. In her spare time, she loves yoga, cooking, and traveling with her fiancé.