Student Division Advocacy Co-Chairs
Taylor Goss, MPH, MBE, is a first-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine where she serves as the Chapter President. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical and Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida, received her Master of Public Health in Health Policy & Management with a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and completed a Master of Bioethics from Harvard Medical School. Before medical school, Taylor worked as a Senior Associate for a patient engagement and advocacy firm advising biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on incorporating the patient voice into drug development. She has been involved with AMWA since 2016, founding a premedical branch at her undergraduate institution and serving on Premedical National AMWA leadership as Regional Director, President-Elect, and President. Throughout graduate school, Taylor has remained involved in AMWA through research with the Opioid Addiction in Women task force. Overall, her research has included menstrual health equity, opioid addiction in women, patient perspectives on cell and gene therapy, and adolescent health behavior indicators. Taylor is passionate about mentorship and advocacy and is interested in pursuing clinical ethics consultation in her future practice.
Lucia is a second-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, ID. She received her MPH degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and a BS in Biology from the University of Redlands, California. She is passionate about women’s reproductive rights, women’s representation in medicine, providing quality healthcare to underserved populations, and preventative health. She’s a devoted member in her regional AMWA branch, participating in various service projects. This past year she independently organized an event which brought the National Marrow Donor Program and “Be the Match” program to her medical school and local community to increase the registry’s national enrollment. She was selected to be part of her State advocacy group to participate in state-wide events and to assist in advocating for more inclusive healthcare legislation. She also is involved in preventative cardiovascular imaging research. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, hiking, white water rafting, and snow skiing.