There's nothing quite like paying it forward.
When I was a young medical student, AMSA - American Medical Student Association was my community. It was my entry into public service, showing me how to channel my medical skills and my passion for social justice into meaningful action.
Since AMSA, my colleagues and I have cleared the Chesapeake of needless plastic microbead pollution, stopped the cruel practice of using animals for surgeries in one of Baltimore's most prestigious medical schools, and fought against the toxic, sugary drinks that cause high rates of obesity and diabetes in our city's lowest income children.
It's thanks to AMSA that I can now treat my patients in clinic and advocate on their behalf as I run for the House of Delegates.
Today, I spoke to the inspired and ambitious students of AMSA, showing them how knowledge, organizing, and perseverance can lead to positive change. From lobbying to bill drafting to direct action, we exchanged powerful ideas on how to change the world and leave it a better place for future generations.
It is so inspiring and motivating to see the next cohort of young leaders rise to the occasion. In this time of unrest and unease, we can all find reassurance in the dedication of our youngest and brightest.
They got this.
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