Prominent MSF workers with field experience are invited for Q/A panels to inform our members on their work.
Our goal is to educate our members on Doctors Without Border's mission of providing medical care to countries around the world with scarce resources through weekly meetings, film screenings, Q+A's, etc!
Mapathons are weekly meetings that help humanitarian groups provide aid to parts of the world that have been (or could be) affected by natural disaster, conflict, and disease.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to support MSF's missions by donating our time to raise funds that could be donated to various of MSF's causes.
HIKARI TANAKA '21
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Why MSF: I was interested in learning more about healthcare in different countries outside of the US. I think it's important to learn about health issues from a non-Western and Americanized perspective, and to think about how we can apply these ideas to help those in the US too..
Interests: flute, learning about different music and instruments like harp and erhu
Favorite Food: warm chocolate chip cookies
TAMMY WANG '21
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Why MSF: I have a keen interest in global and public health. As an aspiring physician, I believe it is important to learn about health disparities on a local, national, and international scale. It is my goal to raise awareness about ongoing medical crises around the world, speak against injustices, and support MSF's campaigns to increase the availability of medicines in developing countries.
Extracurriculars: Wellness Peer Educator and venus flytrap's friend
Interests: Avatar the Last Airbender, fat cats, vintage-themed anything, black sugar boba popsicles, bandanas, reading
Books Recs: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
EMMA CHUN '21
Minor: Biology, Chinese
Why MSF: I am interested in becoming a doctor and wanted to learn more about the humanitarian impacts of healthcare outside of the hospital and around the world. I'm super excited for everything we have planned, and I'm ready to make this year a great one!
Fun fact: I grew up in Hawaii but live in Long Island now
BRYNN ZIEL '21
Why MSF: I joined MSF as a way to get involved with current public health issues, which is important to me as an aspiring physician/scientist.
Interests: drawing, watching crime shows, exploring the outdoors
Favorite Food: tie between virtually any kind of pasta and Indian food
JENNY LIN '22
Why MSF: I joined MSF because I wanted to learn about health care systems and disparities outside of the US. It is too easy to only care about the problems here, but there are also issues elsewhere that we can promote awareness of.
BELLA WEDES '22
Major: Italian Studies
Why MSF: I joined this organization because I wanted to contribute to and work with international health causes while simultaneously learning more about the medical world.
Interests: baking, singing, hiking
VANESSA MADRIGAL '23
Why MSF: It is a dream of mine to one day work for MSF in the field as I deeply care about mending the health disparities currently present in the world. Thus, I've joined to not only better inform myself, but to also take action in this fight for human rights!
Interests: discovering new music, zoning out to said new music, taking walks
Favorite meal: Thai food + boba