Ashmita Chakraborty

Premedical Division Advocacy Chair

Ashmita is currently a fourth-year pre-medical student at the University of California, Davis, majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and minoring in Spanish. Having started a pre-medical chapter of AMWA in her first year of university, Ashmita continues to serve as president of the chapter, along with holding a leadership position in the Willow Clinic, a student-run clinic that serves the homeless population of Sacramento. At the Willow Clinic, beyond her volunteer duties, she is a head of the clinic’s health education and resources committee, and previously led the outreach committee. She continues to solidify her commitment toward advocacy by serving as an Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs (ATOD) student coordinator for the university’s Health Education and Promotion department, and is an undergraduate research assistant in a muscle physiology and proteomics laboratory at UC Davis. Through AMWA, she has been extremely fortunate to find herself surrounded by inspiring and supportive women who share a common goal of making an impact in the world of healthcare, and hopes to use her position as advocacy chair to support and engage other pre-medical AMWA members in current and relevant advocacy initiatives.