Student Division Region 8 Director
Mayra Repetto (she/her/ella) is third-year medical student at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). As a Latina, she has always felt a strong desire to give back to her community. This passion was ignited at a young age when she witnessed her immigrant parents’ poor health outcomes due to social determinants of health. Determined to make a difference, she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Political Science at the University of Utah before embarking on her medical career. At UNLV, she is an active member of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), holding leadership regional and national positions in both organizations.
Her contributions to these groups range from facilitating mentorship programs for minority pre-medical and medical students, organizing a national health policy summit in Washington D.C., and planning a health education event on Sex and Gender Health Differences titled “Why Women’s Health Matters.” Additionally, she currently serves as the LMSA West’s Policy Co-Chair, demonstrating her commitment to health policy and advocacy, and expanding proficiency in this area.
In addition to her academic and professional pursuits, she enjoys staying active through exercise, hiking, and traveling. She is also an avid reader!
Overall, Mayra’s passion and dedication make her an individual who desires to make a positive impact on her community and beyond.
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