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 Medical Students for Gun Safety campaign, along with Vishnu Muppala. 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. She recently served as AMSA’s Education and Advocacy Fellow for the 2020-2021 year.
Mattie 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 as a Family Medicine physician.