Yeonsoo Sara Lee
Student Division Advocacy Chair
Yeonsoo Sara Lee is a first-year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM) – AZ. She is a class representative and a member of the select FOCUS 2+2 program, which focuses on global medicine and health disparities. She earned her undergraduate degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where she was a four-year varsity athlete in women’s rowing.
She is passionate about women’s health and health equity research, having worked previously as a research fellow in urban slum health in Salvador, Brazil, and as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Women’s Health during her transition to medicine as a non-traditional medical school applicant. During this time, she canvassed for local and national political candidates, and was involved in grassroots movements in climate change. At MCASOM, she is a curriculum reviewer selected by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council to promote equity, improve representation, and minimize unintentional reinforcement of bias in school education. She continues her research in women’s health in areas of menopause and human trafficking, and as Advocacy Chair, is dedicated to AMWA’s missions of patient advocacy and gender equity in medicine.