My story begins when I joined my school’s leadership club, HM Lead. Joining the Diversity Subcommittee piqued my interest as I learned of the importance my school places to ensure diversity in the school, be it class, color or creed. This experience inspired me to apply for an internship at Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC) where I wanted to explore my interest in community service. At BHDC, I learned the grave problem of health disparities in communities that are predominantly minority. After weeks of discussion and researching the issue, I realized that health disparities were one of the defining issues of our times and needed to be brought to the attention of my peers to seek their participation as they become the citizens of tomorrow.
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