OUR MEMBERS

Member Spotlight:

Each week GlobeMed picks one or two members to appreciate and share more about themselves!

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: JUSTIN

GLOBEMED MEMBER: JUSTIN

justin IS AN UPCOMING third YEAR biology MAJOR AND iS IN OUR CHAPTER.

"I love being in GlobeMed because it raises my awareness on pressing issues and introduces me to various perspectives regarding those issues. It encourages me to know that there are people like GlobeMed members who genuinely take interest in causes bigger than themselves."

Justin's favorite hobbies include photography and ultimate frisbee.

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: POOJA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: POOJA

pooja IS an upcoming fourth YEAR Neuroscience MAJOR AND IS ONE OF OUR CHAPTER'S GHU COORDINATORS

"To be honest, the reason why I initially joined GlobeMed was because one of my friends was in it and I was so nervous coming into college my freshman year! I walked into the first meeting, and I just didn't bother to leave. I absolutely LOVE GlobeMed because it's given me the tools to succeed as a leader and quench my thirst for sustainable change. I look forward to GlobeMed meetings every Monday because I know I'll be engaging in amazing conversation with my peers while helping raise funds for our partner in Guatemala."

"One of my favorite memories of GlobeMed, maybe also my least favorite at the same time, is when I got up to do the ghU for the week and almost started bawling like I was 2 years old. This is one of my favorite memories because it made me realize that I was sincerely passionate, something that GlobeMed has given me and now no one can take from me, about what I was talking about. It was also horrifying because I almost cried in front of a large crowd..."

If she had to pick one of her favorite quotes, she says it would be "A person is a person no matter how small"- Dr. Seuss. 
(She's a solid 5 feet tall so she feels like this quote is applicable to her!)

Pooja's favorite color is pink and she absolutely loves ice cream. More than (almost) everything in the world. 
She enjoys great discussions, she thinks she's a caffeine addict, and she hopes to one day meet Beyonce. 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: ANITA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: ANITA

ANITA IS A THIRD year BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR AND IS IN OUR CHAPTER

"I love GlobeMed because it gives me the chance, every week, to discuss and learn about events and problems that go beyond me and my little bubble. There’s a whole world out there full of people who need help and are suffering so much more than we are. GlobeMed has opened my eyes to so many new things."

Anita's favorite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: NINA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: NINA

NINA IS A SECOND YEAR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND Family Science MAJOR and is IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined GlobeMed because I like being a part of a community that is passionate about improving our world, that isn't afraid to question authority or change norms so that we can live in a more accepting, loving society."

A fun fact about Nina is that she's lived in six different cities and three different countries, "hence I'm big on the 'global citizen' concept."

 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: ALEXIS

GLOBEMED MEMBER: ALEXIS

ALEXIS IS A FOURTH YEAR hUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES MAJOR AND A GHU FACILITATOR IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined GlobeMed because I initially wanted to do something that could positively impact other people and I wanted to be surrounded with people that had the same passions as me." -Alexis Martinez

What Alexis loves most about GlobeMed is "our partnership model that allows for us to work hand in hand with our partner so that we could create something that is effective and sustainable."

Her favorite GlobeMed memory is "being able to meet and work with our lovely past partners Clinica Ana Manganaro in Guarjila. It was definitely a life changing experience that I will always hold on to."

Alexis' favorite quote is "in this life, we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love" -Mother Theresa

Her favorite books are anything by Chuck Palahniuk, and her all time favorite show is Game of Thrones, "soooo excited with the new season coming up!"

 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: BENITO

GLOBEMED MEMBER: BENITO

benito IS A first YEAR chemistry MAJOR AND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined GlobeMed because I saw

the importance of global health equity in the experiences of my own mother. Her story entails escaping the communist takeover in Laos and living in a refugee camp in Thailand for two years with little food, unsanitary conditions, and poor healthcare. Therefore, Globemed's mission to improve the health of people in poverty around the world is extremely important to me."

His favorite quote is “Go forth and set the world on fire.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola

A fun fact about Benito is that he used to DJ!

 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: MAYA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: MAYA

maya IS A third YEAR Nutrition MAJOR AND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined GlobeMed because I am interested in working with nonprofits in the future and care a lot about the messages GlobeMed tries to spread!"

Maya's favorite movie is The Shining, "which I feel weird about because it's an odd movie to like as much as I do."

A fun fact about Maya is that she will be one of our chapter's ghU Coordinators next year, and we are super excited!

 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: CIARA REDMOND

GLOBEMED MEMBER: CIARA REDMOND

CIARA IS A FOURTH YEAR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR AND A Co-President IN OUR CHAPTER


"I love GlobeMed because even though we all have different passions, we are united by a common urgency to create change through empowerment, conversation, and partnership. Whether it be the dedicated staff of our chapter at UT, the friends from other chapters I have met at network wide events that I can see (through Facebook posts) fighting for causes they care so deeply about, or the people of Guarjila and CAM who showed me what it means to be selflessly dedicated to the well-being of your community, GlobeMed has been a beautiful place to call home for four years."

Fun Fact(s) About Ciara: "I love romantic comedies, autobiographies, popcorn, and tea."📖🍿

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: JEREMIAH

GLOBEMED MEMBER: JEREMIAH

jeremiah IS AN UPCOMING FOURTH YEAR NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR AND HE HAS BEEN ON BOTH OF OUR FINANCE AND CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEES IN OUR CHAPTER.

"The focus wasn't on us. The focus was entirely on our partner and the amazing relationship we have with each other."

The first thing that struck me about GlobeMed when I first joined was how the focus wasn't on us. The focus was entirely on our partner and the amazing relationship we have with each other. I love that our partnership is a commitment, and that we continue to work and communicate with them until sustainable health care is established."

Jeremiah's favorite part about GlobeMed's model is that "we don't 'help' our partner per se; we simply empower them to help themselves. And in turn, our partner helps us learn a lot as well!" His favorite

GlobeMed memory was his trip with several others to volunteer at Micah 6 Food Pantry.

His favorite music is anything by Straight No Chaser.

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: CAROLINE

GLOBEMED MEMBER: CAROLINE

caroline IS A second year public health and spanish double MAJOR AND IS the outgoing campaigns coordinator and incoming university liaison for our chapter

"I joined GlobeMed because I immediately fell in love with the model: a sustainable long-term relationship with our partner--meaning they get to make decisions too, and not only that but implement them as well. I also joined because of all of the passionate people already involved and the weekly opportunity to discuss social issues present in our world. These two hours of my week where I get to have thought provoking, challenging conversations about pertinent matters and actively make change even if in just a small way is what is impacting my college experience incredibly."

Caroline says there is no way she could choose one favorite moment from the collection of memories GlobeMed has given her.♥️

Similarly, she doesn't have a favorite quote or book or movie, but she says she tries to live by these words from Paul: "Love without stopping." 1 Corinthians 16:14 (The Message)

If Caroline could have any superpower it would be to know every language in the world. 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: SRI

GLOBEMED MEMBER: SRI

sri IS A third YEAR health and society MAJOR AND IS currently one of our chapter's GHu coordinators

His favorite memory of GlobeMed was the information session that he attended at the beginning of sophomore year. 
"I was amazed by how passionate Ciara, our co-president, was about social justice, advocacy, and the organization, and how warm and welcoming the members were. I joined hoping to learn from such influential role models, and I can safely say I have grown tremendously in the past two years thanks to them. I've left every meeting inspired by the discussions we have had and the insight that our members have shared. We all come from diverse academic and social backgrounds, and our career paths are as different as we are. However hectic our schedules may be, we always set aside two hours every week to discuss issues that are at the core of global equity and work to transform the privileges we enjoy into unalienable rights for people around the world. GlobeMed has connected me with so many inspiring people and bright minds - I can't wait to form new relationships and see where we'll take the organization next year and beyond!"

Sri's favorite quote is "To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: CELIA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: CELIA

celia IS A third YEAR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND biochemistry-honors MAJOR (will also receive a certificate in mexican american culture and medicine) AND A GHU FACILITATOR IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined GlobeMed because I love its commitment to advocacy and empowerment, both of which I think are essential for inciting social change. I also love being surrounded by a group of inspiring people who are just as excited and passionate about social justice as I am. Even though we might not all agree on every topic, GlobeMed is a wonderful and safe space that sparks and encourages difficult but important conversations."

Her favorite GlobeMed memory is going to Pluckers with Mama Herci, a psychologist at the Salvadorian clinic we were partnered with, and trying to translate all her jokes and puns from Spanish to English. "Puns are hard to translate y’all!"

Celia's favorite quotes is “I am mine. Before I am anyone else’s.” –Nayyirah Waheed

Her favorite movie is Like Water for Chocolate.

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: MICHELLE

GLOBEMED MEMBER: MICHELLE

MICHELLE IS A THIRD YEAR NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR (PLAN II)AND A GHU FACILITATOR IN OUR CHAPTER

She chose to join GlobeMed because "GlobeMed's partnership model, with its emphasis on sustainability and community empowerment, really appealed to me. I joined GlobeMed because I wanted to learn more about how we, as students, can tackle such immense issues as global health inequity. Part of it is about fostering dialogue and awareness, and the other part is taking action--I loved that GlobeMed balances both, and that's what drew me in."

What Michelle loves about GlobeMed: "Everyone in GlobeMed inspires me with their passion and compassion. Since we come from diverse backgrounds, each person brings a unique skill set and perspective to the table, and I come away from every meeting feeling like I've learned something valuable from our discussions."

Her favorite GlobeMed memory is "when the giant bear-dog nonchalantly took a pee on Ciara's lunch bag at Zilker last year!"

Michelle's favorite books are Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Count of Monte Cristo, anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez "(I basically worship him)"

A fun fact about Michelle is that she is on this coming summer's GROW Team so she will be one of the first GlobeMed members to meet our partner in person!

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: ALEX

GLOBEMED MEMBER: ALEX

ALEX IS A SECOND YEAR COMMUNICATION AND SCIENCES DISORDERS MAJOR AND A GHU FACILITATOR IN OUR CHAPTER

"My favorite thing about GlobeMed is the unity of people from all different backgrounds that come together and share in a common a goal. The topics discussed weekly are always engaging, spoken in a safe environment, and keep everyone caught up with the world around them. Being a part of an organization that cares so deeply about its partner gives rise to the hope of a better future that all begins with you."


Alex's favorite quote(s) are:

"Someone once told me not to bite off more than I can chew. I said I'd rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity."

& "We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Her two favorite movies are Remember the Titans and She's the Man. 
A fun fact about Alex: "As you can see from above, I am very indecisive and have two favorites of all my favorite things." 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: ADRIAN

GLOBEMED MEMBER: ADRIAN

ADRIAN IS A FOURTH YEAR DOUBLE MAJORING IN iNTERNATIONAL nutrition and latin american studies AND A ghu facilitator IN OUR CHAPTER

"One aspect of GlobeMed's mission that I identify with specifically is the idea that public health should be accessible, efficient, and economically sound for all; no matter what social or economic condition an individual has experienced."

Adrian loves all of Wes Anderson's films, but The Royal Tenenbaums is his favorite!

His favorite quote is "To search for power within myself means I must be willing to move through being afraid to whatever lies beyond. If I look at my most vulnerable places and acknowledge the pain I have felt, I can remove the source of that pain from my enemies' arsenals. My history cannot be used to feather my enemies' arrows then, and that lessens their power over me. Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. I am who I am, doing what I came to do, acting upon you like a drug or a chisel to remind you of your me-ness, as I discover you in myself." - Audre Lorde

A fun fact about Adrian:"I'm the only one in my family with connected ear lobes. (Yay genetics!)"

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: REID

GLOBEMED MEMBER: REID

Reid IS A fourth YEAR health promotion MAJOR AND a CAMPAIGN coordinator IN OUR CHAPTEr

"I joined GlobeMed because it was different than any other organization I had seen on campus. GlobeMed provided something fulfilling and meaningful in my life. Its mission meant more to me than helping people, it meant that I could make a real, tangible difference in the lives of others. I could change lives as a student."

Reid's favorite GlobeMed memory is, "When I was brought to tears by Mama Herci and Francisca at the clinic in Guarjila because our team was leaving soon. I was touched and truly felt loved by everyone I met in Guarjila. The people of Guarjila and Clinica Ana Manganaro have an unmatched capacity for love, passion, and appreciation that I will never forget."

Some of Reid's favorite movies (in no particular order) are Interstellar, Gladiator, The LOTR Trilogy, Toy Story (anything Disney/Pixar), and recently Deadpool, "I have a hard time criticizing the movies I watch, I'll usually like a movie if it entertains me!"

Reid is one of our chapter's Campaign Coordinators this year. He is shown in the picture at our former partner CAM making torundas, which the clinic uses to clean wounds.

 

 GLOMMED MEMBER: JONATHAN

GLOMMED MEMBER: JONATHAN

jONATHAN IS A FIRST YEAR PUBLIC HEALTH MAJOR AND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER


During the first few weeks of fall semester I was in search for a place on this huge university were I could focus my attention and passion for helping others, make this world a better place, and find a group of people that shared that same passion. GlobeMed not only allows me to share my passion for health equality and social injustices but also informs me on new topics of injustice being done around the world. I truly enjoy attending each meeting where I get to spend time with such great people and hear their interesting views on various topics." 

His favorite quote is "Do not be afraid; just have faith" Mark 5:36

A fun fact about Jonathan is that his hair started turning white when he was five years old!

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: CORINA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: CORINA

CORINA IS A SOPHOMORE MAJORING IN BIOLOGY AND MINORING IN PSYCHOLOGY AND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER.

"I wanted to join Globemed because I wanted to join an organization that really cared about what they were doing and made an honest effort to change what they didn't think was right in the world. My favorite part about Globemed is getting together every week and talking about the issues, together we are able to grow in a safe environment."
Corina's favorite quote is "We often miss opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."-Thomas A. Edison
Her favorite movie is The Proposal. 
Fun fact(s) about Corina: "I'm allergic to pretty much anything that's not food and I once fell on a treadmill so badly that it was hard to walk for a while." 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: YASMIN

GLOBEMED MEMBER: YASMIN

yasmin IS A second YEAR Psychology MAJOR AND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER

"I found out about GlobeMed through tabling. I remember I was hanging out at my friend's apartment before the first info meeting. I almost didn't go but my friend encouraged me to go. I will always be grateful that he pushed to go to that first meeting.

I absolutely love doing Panera every week because I feel like I get to know different members that aren't with me all of the time."

Yasmin's favorite quote is "If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more." -Christina Yang

Yasmin also has a mini Australian Shepherd named Koda, who is our unofficial GlobeMed mascot.

Yasmin loves Harry Potter books and movies and has even met Daniel Radcliffe when he was on Broadway 4 years ago.

Her favorite band is All Time Low. "I've seen them in concert 6 times and met them 3 times. The guitarist, Jack Barakat, is the love of my life!"

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: KIMI

GLOBEMED MEMBER: KIMI

kimi IS A FIRST YEAR BIOCHEMISTRY MAJOR AND A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER

"I first heard about Globemed from Sam Bennett and as soon as I arrived to UT it was the first organization I joined! 

My favorite thing about Globemed is how quickly I felt welcomed and a part of such a humble organization. I also appreciate all of the icebreakers that Annie and Ciara create for us to get to know each other more." 

Kimi's favorite memory in Globemed was the info session at the beginning of the semester, because "I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I'm more than grateful that Sam lead me to Globemed." 

Kimi's favorite quote is "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

Her favorite book is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, and a fun fact about Kimi is that she's a published poet/author!  

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: WILLIAM

GLOBEMED MEMBER: WILLIAM

William is a second year Finance major iAND A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE IN OUR CHAPTER

"I joined Globemed because I appreciated how their sight and goals extended beyond the US border. I do believe that there's much that can be fixed within America, but I do feel like it's important to remain aware and philanthropic to communities that don't get any assistance from their own governments."
William's favorite GlobeMed memory is winning the retreat competition two times in a row! "Undefeated since year one!" 
His favorite GlobeMed moment was "getting to meeting Francisca and Mama Herci when they visited last year! It really helped me put a face to the names and feel even more connected with our goals." (Francisca, a massage therapist, and Mama Herci, a psychiatrist, are two passionate, hard-working women from our previous partner, Clinica Ana Manganaro, who came to visit us here in Austin.) 
One of William's fondest memories is pole vaulting through middle and high school. "It was extremely fun and exhilarating, and is where I met some of my closest friends. I feel like not too many people know about or have tried it, but I'd recommend to anybody to give it a shot. It's so much fun!"

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: RAMYA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: RAMYA

Ramya is a third year Health and Society major and a member of the Campaigns Committee in our chapter. 

Ramya is a third year Health and Society major and a member of the Campaigns Committee in our chapter. 

"I joined GlobeMed because I am really passionate about social justice and issues with health equity. My favorite part of GlobMed is the people and the atmosphere! We also have great discussions during meeting and work together well to work toward our goals!" 

Ramya's favorite quote is "the woods are lovely dark and deep, but I've got promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep" because she can't give up before she reaches her dreams. 

 GLOBEMED MEMBER: MIA

GLOBEMED MEMBER: MIA

Mia is a first year student and a Biology (pre-med) major and a member of the ghU Committee in our chapter.

Mia is a first year student and a Biology (pre-med) major and a member of the ghU Committee in our chapter.
"I first heard about GlobeMed through an alumni member: Sam Bennet. After listening to her talk so passionately about the organization, I was convinced that GlobeMed was something I needed to try out and become a part of. I enjoy coming to GlobeMed every week because I love to participate in ghu. Each time we meet, we are introduced to a unique and intellectually stimulating topic. We are encouraged to express our opinions and talk amongst and listen to our peers. From this, I get to hear ideas/thoughts from people that I would have never considered by myself; I always learn something new."
A fun fact about Mia: "I am an only child but I have hosted 14 international students from different countries and on different occasions at my house. These students came from a variety of countries: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, South Korea, China, Japan, and Sweden."