Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major: Community Health
BR is a senior from Los Angeles studying Community Health and Portuguese. They are committed to community-led solutions to address the social conditions and policies that impact health and wellness.
In their time at Tufts, they've participated in several student groups, including tutoring women incarcerated at MCI-Framingham with the Petey Greene program, working as a student research coordinator for the Brazilian Immigrant Health Study, organizing with the Student Prison Education and Abolition Coalition (SPEAC), and participating as a student and student coordinator in the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT) program.
Outside of Tufts, they've volunteered with the Mutual Aid of Medford and Somerville (MAMAS), worked at Tufts Medical Center addressing collection of sexual orientation and gender identity in primary care, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) addressing the intersections of race, stress, and cardiovascular disease, and as a COVID-19 contact tracer for the cities of Medford and Somerville.
BR looks forward to pursuing medicine and centering social determinants of health in their practice.