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Tesha Davilmar

First Year Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University

I was born in South Florida and raised by my mother who recently immigrated to the United States from Haiti. Despite being the sole provider of three children and her parents, my mother managed to create a community of support and healing among others who recently immigrated from Haiti within our neighborhood. My passion for health equity and social justice stemmed from my mother’s compassion and commitment to supporting our neighbors. While attending Florida International University, I volunteered as an HIV/STD outreach worker and clinic assistant at a local homeless shelter. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2017 and worked as a medical scribe and office assistant prior to starting my first year of medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I am currently working on a project examining the unequal distribution of power between international health agencies and the Haitian community to understand how that influences discourse surrounding public health crises. My hobbies include roller skating and sewing.