A northern California native, Adrianna Stanley is the co-founder of Dartmouth's LMSA chapter and a member of the organization's Northeast regional board. She comes to Dartmouth having received her degree in History of Science with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard College. She completed a post-graduate fellowship in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she worked to provide primary health care services to uninsured Nicaraguan immigrants in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. In her first year of medical school, she worked to found the first-ever Dartmouth LMSA chapter with the hopes of providing Geisel students with more opportunities to discuss Latin American healthcare issues as well as a space to celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture. A dual citizen of both Costa Rica and the United States, Adrianna hopes to give back to her own community by becoming an infectious disease physician and pursuing a career in academic medicine. She has traveled to over twenty-five different countries and is looking forward to spending her summer doing clinical malaria research in Peru. In her free time she is a member of Geisel's a cappella group, the Dermatones, and she enjoys cooking, reading, soccer, and of course, salsa dancing.
I grew up in the "Happiest Place In The World" aka Orlando Florida. I graduated from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a bachelors in Industrial Engineering. I was ultimately driven to medicine from my knowledge of health disparities from disadvantaged minority populations. Just as an example, I worked for Universal, Disney, and a few hotels while in high school, I witnessed how the tourism industry's discriminatory hiring practices led to a majority of Latino, Caribbean and African-Americans being part-time/seasonal cleaning staff without healthcare. This socioeconomic divide then leads to populations being without access to healthcare. To be a competent physician working with urban underserved populations, it would be irresponsible to not be competent regarding Latino health disparities. I joined LMSA because it fights to empower medical students that will one day be able to help service these underserved Latino populations. I spend my free time studying because I used my study time procrastinating watching and playing sports, TV, and hanging with friends and hiking.
My name is Aurora Alicia Robledo and I am from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas. I graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio for both my Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Science in Neurobiology degrees. LMSA is a great organization that supports and unifies latinos in medical school across and within our school, the region, and the country. LMSA fosters relationships between experienced Latino physicians, novices, medical students, and even premeds while also encouraging leadership diversity. Its wonderful to be able to represent my Mexican culture within my school in a welcoming and supportive environment. I am proud to be a Latina pursuing medicine and I am honored to be in the initiating class on LMSA at Geisel. In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, working on puzzles and exploring the beauties of the Upper Valley.
My name is Caledonia Moore from Cushing, Maine. I received undergraduate and graduate degrees from a dual degree from Mount Holyoke College in Biology and Spanish and a Certificate in Culture, Health & Science. I am dedicated to supporting my Latino colleagues in medicine through my involvement in LMSA at Geisel. LMSA also allows me to broaden my understanding of the unique challenges facing Latino patients in the United States. As a co-leader of the Migrant Health Project at Geisel, I provide and coordinate mobile medical care and translation services for migrant farm workers in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. I am also heavily involved in the most recent Migrant Health initiative: MOLAARS, the Migrant Oral Lifestyle Advocacy and Advancement Resource Service. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, I volunteer as a baby cuddler for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome program. Also in my free time, I enjoy long distance running, cooking, and spending time with my family.
Cristina grew up in northern New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from New York City. She graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology. As an undergraduate, Cristina was involved in multiple community building and advising programs. She was a member of Latinos in Health Careers, a group that supported student professional interests with multiple resources, and served as a Peer Advising Fellow for Harvard freshmen. She volunteered as a Student Researcher at Harvard Medical School's Crimson Care Collaborative, where she gathered demographic and quality improvement data for an impoverished, refugee/post-incarcerated population in Chelsea, MA. After graduating college, she worked for Boston Children's Hospital as a Research Coordinator in the Neonatal Pulmonary Department, focusing primarily on respiratory issues in premature infants. As a member of LMSA, Cristina seeks to continue to advocate for Latino communities and foster support for Hispanics in health careers. She wishes to stay active in urban communities as a pediatrician.
My name is Claire Hogue, and I am from Concord, CA. I graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a minor in Spanish. I joined LMSA, because I am interested in working with underserved Hispanic communities. Throughout college, I worked in Baja California and Guanajuato, Mexico setting up mobile clinics and participating in community development projects. After college, I was a Teach For America corps member in New Haven, CT. I taught 7th and 8th grade science in a dual language (English and Spanish) public school. While at Geisel, I have been an instructor in the Medical Spanish Elective and I am active in the Migrant Health Project and medical interpreting services. Outside of school, I love to try out new recipes in the kitchen, play soccer and dance!
I grew up in Scarborough, Maine, and La Paz, Bolivia. The stark socioeconomic divide in Bolivia exposed him to the challenges people face as members of disenfranchised groups, especially for those living in low resource settings. His desire to effect change led him to work with the Red Cross in La Paz. He currently serves as a member of the Migrant Health Project at Geisel, whose mission is to improve medical and oral healthcare access and resources within the migrant farm worker populace of the greater Upper Valley. Increasing access to healthcare in the Latino population is augmented by fostering Latino presence and awareness in the medical community, and promoting this vision is why he joined LMSA. Michael attended Boston University, where he double majored in Psychology and Biology with a specialization in Neurobiology. Piano performance and music are a significant part of his life, and he continued this interest in college by attaining a minor in Music. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Boston University, he completed an M.S. in Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine in 2014. Outside of class, Michael serves as a teacher for Medical Spanish and coordinates the Spanish conversation tables group Café Español in order to promote este lindo idioma here at Geisel. He enjoys skiing, tennis, hiking, cooking, dancing, and always looks forward to the random adventures life has in store.