Moderators
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    4th Year Med Student at Harvard Med School
    4th Year Med Student at Harvard Med School
    Ashley Aluko is a fourth year student at Harvard Medical School. While working under the mentorship of Dr. Hope Ricciotti at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Ashley became interested in gender disparities in academic medicine. Ashley is currently researching how female representation in obstetrics and gynecology leadership varies geographically.
    Immediate Past Chair, Association of Women Surgeons National Student Committee
    Immediate Past Chair, Association of Women Surgeons National Student Committee
    Christina graduated from Harvard College in 2010 and is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) National Student Committee. During her 2013-2014 term, Christina spearheaded the new initiative of bringing AWS to medical schools across the country. She led a dedicated team of 15 committee members in the establishment of AWS medical student chapters, increasing student and faculty membership. This effort resulted in 27 active chapters in the United States, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. Christina remains dedicated to empowering women interested in surgical fields.
    • Medical Oncology
    • Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    • Neurological Surgery
    MS2, Windsor University School of Medicine
    MS2, Windsor University School of Medicine
    • Reviewer at Journal of Neuroscience in Rural Practice, World Journal of Surgical Oncology
    Nidhi Ravishankar is currently a second-year medical student at Windsor University School of Medicine. During her undergraduate years at the University of Toronto, she worked closely with world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Bernstein, and completed a paper under his guidance that was selected to Asian Bioethics Conference - the only undergraduate project in the world to be accepted. In addition, she was also featured in an article on her research in the Pacific Palisades paper titled "Navigating the Neural Processes Underlying Developmental Stuttering”. The New England Journal of Medicine has always been an inspiration for her research and academic endeavours and is appreciative of the opportunity to moderate the discussion with such high-calibre women.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    Lexi Shepherd is a member of Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine Class of 2017 in Rochester, MI. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Microbiology and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She was recently elected as the American Medical Women's Association National Student Treasurer. Previously, she served as president of the AMWA branch at OUWB. As President, Lexi works to expand AMWA’s involvement in the local community. Among other events, she helped create “Future Female Docs Day” in which 100 high school and college female students interested in the field of medicine could learn more about medical school and medical specialties. Lexi is interested in pursing a career in women’s healthcare and medical education. She serves as the vice president of OUWB’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group. Her current research involves a medical education program regarding ovarian cancer. Lexi is also an active volunteer for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
    • Family Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Family and Community Medicine
    Preventive Medicine trainee
    Preventive Medicine trainee
    • Resident Physician at CCLP

    Wilnise Jasmin, MD, MBA is currently a Preventive Medicine trainee at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.  She completed her Family Medicine training in the Cook County-Loyola University Family Medicine Residency Program in Chicago, IL  where she served as a Chief Resident during her final year.  Prior to residency, she worked in Health Information Management. She also has worked in the area of Health Literacy, is a former editor for the Global Pulse Journal, the American Medical Student Association’s international health journal, has served on several committees, including the Career Track of the 2013 American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting, the inaugural Minority Medical Students Advisory Committee of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., and the 2004 steering committee for the Black Women's Health Symposium. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she received her medical degree from the American University of Antigua and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She received her B.A. degree in biology from Columbia University’s Barnard College.

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