Civic Engagements

Sep 2021 –

PhD Career Ladder Program (PCLP), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Mentor graduate students and postdocs to develop skills for future career

Mar 2021 –

MedPix, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Advise medical students on literature support for publications of medical image and cases

Jul 2015 –

Peer educator and mentor, Empower Spinal Cord Injury Incorporated, Boston, MA

Organize fundraising and run educational workshops on disability advocacy

Mentor participants with spinal cord injury

Jan 2020 – May 2020

Representative, Medical Education and Educational Research Institute, University at
Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Solicit input from peers as class representative to inform the work of the Institute

Assess developing programs and resources to support excellence in medical education

Jul 2016 – May 2020

Member, Council on Inclusion in Medicine and Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Lead educational workshops on disability law and accommodation in medicine and science

Aug 2019

Facilitator, Annual Igniting Hope Conference, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Facilitated group discussion on health disparity and presented to 200+ audience members

Jun 2004 – Mar 2012

Leader and ambassador, Blood Bank, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Ran educational presentations and projects; trained volunteers; helped recruit donors

Surveyed and studied factors influencing students’ participation in blood donation

Peer Mentor

Oct 2008 –

Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care, New York, NY

Oct 2007 –

United Spinal Association Mentoring Program, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY

Jul 2007 –

Long Island Center for Independent Living, Levittown, NY