Aashna Mehta

Philanthropy Chair

Aashna is a second year medical student at Western University – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Public Health and received departmental honors for completing a thesis on the use of navigational transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) to map the motor cortex in pediatric patients with epilepsy. During her year off, she worked as a special education paraeducator and volunteered at the local children’s hospital. Throughout her experiences, she became very passionate about advocating for women’s reproductive rights, especially those who come from communities where it is difficult to access adequate healthcare. She also loves the idea of mentorship, and values her relationships with mentors and mentees greatly. Giving back to her community is very important to her, so she volunteers at her school’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic and serves as the high school Physician track Coordinator Pipeline to Health Career Ladders Program. As a future OBGYN or pediatrician she hopes to be able to provide care to all, regardless of any socioeconomic barriers they may face. In her free time she enjoys hiking in the local Southern California area, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her close friends and family!

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