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Alyssa Molock

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Bio

Hi! I'm Alyssa, a high-school student who is an aspiring Neurologist. I hope to complete college with a Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience and go off to Medical School where eventually, I can get my MD and practice helping others professionally.

Education

Sussex Technical High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences
    • Psychology, General
    • Sociology
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  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      -
    • Summer Intern

      Jetson App
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Babysitter

      2021 – Present3 years

    Arts

    • School

      Photography
      2023 – 2023

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Kingdom Empowerment Christian ChurchSunday School Teacher
      2018 – Present
    • Volunteering

      TidalHealthTeen Volunteer
      2022 – Present

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Hearts on Sleeves, Minds in College Scholarship
    Winner
    As a Black Woman who has aspirations to go into the medical field and has future goals to become a Physician assistant, I am deeply concerned about the treatment of people who look like me in healthcare settings – whether it is in a hospital bed or in a doctor's office. I am highly passionate about making a difference in how Black women are negatively treated in healthcare, and hope to promote Health Equity among women in the Black Community. At first glance, it would be odd to compare Veganism to Health Equity among Women of Color, more specifically Black Women. However, the two topics are more similar than one may think. Veganism is a way of life for many individuals, and it is for a good reason. It is a lifestyle that seeks to minimize harm to animals and promote sustainable living through plant-based diets. On the other hand, Health Equity is the pursuit of equal access to quality healthcare and the removal of health disparities among different populations. It is not widely known, but Black women often face disproportionate disparities in healthcare access and outcomes compared to non-Black women, due to various socioeconomic and systemic factors. The intersection of veganism and health equity can be found in plant-based diets which are used to improve overall health and reduce the burden of chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Black women. Health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity, are high among the population. By promoting veganism and improving access to nutritious plant-based foods in underserved communities, we can work towards reducing health disparities and achieving health equity for all. To be fair, I am not vegan, but I have taken the initiative to cut animal products, especially dairy out of my everyday palate, which is highly influenced by those who practice Veganism. After all, I am also a Black woman, and I need to be aware of my health. Each day after school, I work as a Clinical Support Technician at my local hospital and see firsthand the consequences of unhealthy eating on patients' weight, health, and overall well-being. Many of the Black female patients on my floor in the hospital come in with the previously listed diseases. It makes me more aware of my aspirations to become a Physician Assistant in the future who can advise their patients on proper nutrition before they reach a state of no return. Veganism is one of the first steps to having a healthy diet, and Health Equity among Black women is a concept that goes hand in hand with it.