Hannah Chan is a third year pre-medical student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is pursuing a degree in Molecular and Cell biology with an emphasis on Cell & Developmental Biology and minoring in Nutritional Sciences: Physiology & Metabolism. She joined AMWA her sophomore year and shortly joined the executive board as Treasurer and is currently serving as the branch President. AMWA was the first club on campus that made her feel supported and empowered as a young woman interested in medicine. Aside from her leadership roles, Hannah has been a part of the Cancer & Womxn’s Health Committee and the Mental Health Committee, working on projects such as making scrunchies to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and writing blogs about mental health! She is passionate about global health, women’s reproductive health/fertility, and educating members of the community about healthcare. Outside of AMWA, she volunteers at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at Berkeley, teaches/mentors for BASIS, and swims with the Special Needs Aquatics Program at Berkeley’s YMCA. She is excited to connect with AMWA members across the nation and continue to empower women physicians across the globe.
Maya Roytman is a second-year, undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago pursuing degrees in Neuroscience and Public Health on the pre-health track. She is the co-founder and co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association branch at her university. She joined AMWA as a national member at the end of her freshman year and became involved as the Spotlight Chair in the Dance, Theater, and Medicine Committee, the Pre-Med Research Chair on the Physician Infertility Initiative, and a member of the Global Health Committee. Outside of AMWA, some activities Maya is involved in include being a Carbon Fellow research assistant, a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, a member of Bioethics Bowl, and a Kaplan Student Brand Ambassador. She is amazed with the numerous opportunities AMWA provides to connect with other students who are also passionate about uplifting women in medicine, and she hopes that she can also serve as a role model for future AMWA members in her journey to becoming a physician and public health advocate.