Mattie Renn is a fourth year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in the Columbia-Bassett track, a specialized program oriented towards training future healthcare professionals in health systems leadership and trauma-informed care. She graduated with a BA in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Chicago in 2016. Mattie joined AMSA in 2018, serving as co-founder and co-chair of AMSA’s MSGS campaign, along with Vishnu Muppala, and later served as AMSA’s Education and Advocacy Fellow in 2020-2021. She is also a national leader of Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic, and developed Columbia’s inaugural Gun Violence Action Week. She has also developed curricula and programming as Columbia’s Interprofessional Education Fellow.
Mattie has an interest in primary care, and is a passionate advocate for health rights for native populations, gun violence prevention, access to mental health resources, and immigrant rights. She plans to pursue a career in health equity and in providing ethical care to underserved communities.