Brianna McKenzie

Premedical Division Social Media Chair

Bria McKenzie is a Post-Baccalaureate student at the University of Pennsylvania where she serves as Vice President of the UPenn Chapter of AMWA. She joined AMWA in 2019 where she was inspired by a community of women supporting women. A Princeton graduate ‘19 with a major in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and minor in Musical Theater, she is passionate about maternal and child health. She interned at Philani Child Health & Nutrition Center in Khayelitsha Township, South Africa, during her junior summer, shadowing healthcare providers giving care to vulnerable children and helped manage the database. Using education as a means to advocate for cultural and health competency, she taught public health, health policy and global citizenship to students ages 11-18 in Shenzhen, China through the Princeton Global Youth Leaders Program. Her independent work was on Girls’ Self-Perception Healthy Behavior, Variations in ADHD Healthcare for Children on Private Insurance vs Medicaid, The Impact of Childhood Material Hardship on Adolescent Academic Success, and on Self-Image of Middle and High School Girls. Her research, Concussion in Students – The Student Perspective, in high school, was accepted for presentation at the National American Occupational Health Conference. Currently a Fulbright semi-finalist, she plans to pursue a career in medicine with the hope of caring for and enriching the lives of her patients.