Marcela Trocha

Marcela Trocha is a third year medical student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland. She grew up in New England and received a B.S. in physiology and neurobiology with a minor in philosophy from the University of Connecticut. Before starting medical school, Marcela spent a year in American Samoa teaching high school science, where she became passionate about public health and advocacy. That led her to pursue a masters of research science in global health where she focused on issues in reproductive and sexual health, including how health interventions improve prenatal care in resource limited settings, future chlamydia vaccine development research and more. She is an active member of her school’s women’s health group, which has recently started to supply menstrual products to students and provides important and lacking information regarding sexual and reproductive health services. She also serves as the chair of advocacy for her school’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice. Marcela is passionate about mental health, especially when it comes to healthcare professionals, and does work at her university to strengthen mental health services and prevent burnout in students. She loves talking with people about things they feel passionate about, so feel free to reach out to her with questions or just to chat!