Heather Sweeney

Student Division Region 1 Director

Heather is a first-year medical student at Boston University. She graduated from Brown University in 2016, where she served as a Woman Peer Counselor, Sexual Assault Peer Educator, captain of the Women’s Track and Field team, and Women in Science and Engineering mentor. In each of these roles, she was tasked with counseling peers on gender-based issues, advocating for improved services and opportunities for women, and educating others on issues affecting women, LGBTQ folks, and minorities. She took this experience with her to BU, where she co-founded a student organization that aims to provide medical students with increased education about sexual violence and supporting survivors. She’s also a leader of BU’s Medical Students for Choice chapter, through which she promotes access to and justice around reproductive healthcare. Likewise, she’s actively involved in BU’s SNaHP chapter and Advocacy Training Program. Each of these advocacy and leadership roles has inspired her to take on another one, and she’s excited to be be your AMWA Region 1 Director in 2017.