Jennifer M.V. Talbott

National Student President-Elect

(March – October 2021; Early graduation-ineligible to complete term)

Jennifer Talbott (she/her) is a first-generation med student who grew up in rural Ohio. After graduating college, Jen served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay; her service projects included comprehensive sex education for teenagers and exercise and nutrition classes for adult women in her village. In medical school, her work has focused on: increasing mentorship and professional development opportunities for female med students; creating and disseminating national human trafficking curricula; and promoting justice in issues like abortion, sex education, and family leave for med students. In 2020, she was awarded a National Excellence in Public Health Award by the USPHS Professional Advisory Committee for these efforts.

Jen is pursuing an MPH at Columbia University this year because she realizes health mostly happens outside of the clinic and OR. She plans to weave public health and medicine together to advocate for women worldwide. Jen will graduate from Mayo Clinic Arizona in 2022 and match into OB/GYN. When she is not working or studying, she likes loooong naps with her cat, Eliot, wine nights with friends (still fun over zoom!), and hikes in Phoenix.

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