Recorded during TEDxWakeForestU on in Wait Chapel on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University.
Alethea Amponsah, Post-baccalaureate Health Equity Ambassadors alumna, has been admitted to the Master of Education program in Human Development and Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
Oral Health Equity for All (OHEALL), a non-profit based in Winston-Salem, is seeking interns and volunteers for Spring 2016.
OHEALL is looking for a volunteer data coordinator, communications coordinator, blog writer/editor, graphic designer, health information resource curator and a website developer!
If your are interested in any of these positions, can commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for at least one semester, please submit your application at www.oheall.org/main/get-involved/ or scan the code… [in the flyer]!
Mandy Emery is a Master’s in Bioethics student at Wake Forest University. As a recent graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in History, her academic education and extracurricular activities have been both multidisciplinary and international. Additionally, her current academic pursuits include how incorporate existing interests with patient advocacy and bioethics as a whole. Her desire for working as an intern in the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity has been based upon learning more about health equity needs for both communities and individuals. In the future, she hopes to bridge her degree in Bioethics with History to continue supporting her affinity for the humanities and people.
As a Salem College graduate, Chastity Sapp currently uses her educational background of cross-disciplinary studies of Teaching, Schools and Society to advocate for and enhance her community. Through mentorship and consistent volunteerism, Ms. Sapp displays a commitment to educating underprivileged women across the state in ways to successfully navigate adolescence. Her humble beginnings in Statesville, NC have rendered her a compassionate and engaged citizen of Winston-Salem as well as a passionate activist for healthy behavior and holistic-living. Chastity plans to share the joy of wholeness by pursuing opportunities that allow her to practice in the field of public health while teaching at the collegiate level.
Marissa Dixon is a graduate from Winston-Salem State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her undergrad she watched her passion for the science of psychology blossom and decided to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Marissa now trains under Dr. David Mount and is gaining an insightful knowledge and experience in theories and methodology of research. Since accepted under Dr. Mount’s mentorship her awareness in minority health and health disparities has deepened. She aims to bridge the gap in social determinants of health. Marissa has attributes to attend graduate school to pursue her doctorate degree while educating others on how to be in control of their health in the near future. Some of her common interest is mental health, mind-body relationships, chronic diseases, neuropsychology, and counseling.
Gregoire Sinclair Martin is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Psychology. During his tenure at Winston-Salem State University, he was a member of Psychology club and Psi Chi Honors fraternity. Gregoire’s goal is to achieve his master’s degree in School Counseling. Currently, he is honored to be engaged in research with Dr. David Mount at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, where he is gaining experiences in health- based research on disparities. He plans to use this knowledge to further his research experience and provide awareness of growing problems that are affecting the Winston-Salem community.
Darin Johnson, an African American male, received both a B.A. Psychology and B.S. in Rehabilitation Studies degrees from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While being mentored by Dr. David L. Mount, Darin successfully completed a prestigious Biomedical Research training program that consolidated approximately 5 years of research and professional development training, academic enhancement, and GRE preparation into a 12-month time frame. Mr. Johnson also served an ad hoc advisor function to Dr. Mount’s Health Equity Scholars to Health Equity Ambassadors program in the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity before enrolling in to a Clinical Psychology graduate program in Durham, North Carolina. “Excellent exposure; great training; and great interprofessional, team-based learning experiences!” Johnson said, when asked about his experience in Dr. Mount’s lab. In the meantime, Darin utilizes lessons learned in Dr. Mount’s lab to successfully perform competing tasks as the Acquisition and Growth Manager for LifE KiT Lifestyle Company in Durham, North Carolina. At LifE KiT Lifestyle Company Darin manages key aspects of the research and development division. This fall, Darin M. Johnson is slated to participate in the semester-long Integrative Health Coaching and Training Certification program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.