Hi everyone! My name is Shrithika, and I’m thrilled to be serving as National AMWA’s External Relations Chair this year! I am a senior studying Public Health and minoring in Food Systems. I became actively involved in AMWA during my second semester at Berkeley as a part of our Cancer and Womxn’s Health Committee. I’ve been involved in several projects that support Ovarian Cancer Research through organizing fundraisers, designing flyers, and community outreach. We fundraised $1000 for a charitable cause in which I led the committee to reach our final goal. During my junior year I took on the role as our chapter’s Public Relations Chair to advertise our organization’s motives on multiple social media platforms. While managing the instagram account, I was able to connect with and achieve the highest following across all AMWA chapters. I also currently serve as the Berkeley chapter’s Program Coordinator to host general meetings, coordinate chapter-wide events, and help the committees manage their finances throughout the term. I wanted to take a step further in finding representation for female-identifying students in the medical field so I became a part of National AMWA as their External Relations Chair. This will help me and AMWA members broaden our scope with future partnerships, informational workshops, and networking events. I’ve surrounded myself with strong, driven and selfless women throughout my time in AMWA and can not wait to see how far we can reach as a powerful team. During my free time, I love hiking to watch the beautiful sunsets and using art as my creative outlet. I grew up in sunny SoCal where I’ve always enjoyed touring LA and eating my go-to dessert, ice cream! By being a part of this tight-knit female-driven community, I was able to serve a purpose much larger than myself. I am beyond proud to represent and contribute to such a unique group, here’s to inspiring more women in STEM!