Sara Martinez '21
Healthcare & Humanity
Since I was young, I have always been fascinated with the study of our natural world. At William & Mary, I've explored the sciences through my Neuroscience major, Public Health minor, research, and volunteering. My sophomore year, I began to explore a potential medical career by volunteering at Olde Town Medical and Dental Center. There - I used my skills as a native Spanish speaker to interpret between the patient and the doctor. This experience propelled me to learn more about the healthcare system in the United States, and strive toward a career in medicine. There is an increasing need for Latina women- a historically marginalized group- in the medical field. I hope to develop my interpreting skills and use them to bridge the gap between non-English speakers and native English speakers. I want to empower the Latinx community, both undocumented and documented, to thrive by providing access to medical resources they may be missing.