Fulbright-Queen Mary, University of London Award
Selina is from Houston, Texas and graduated from the Honors and Scholars Program at The Ohio State University in 2020 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and minor in Medical Humanities. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she was member of OSU’s varsity soccer team, conducted cancer research, and virtually volunteered with internationally based non-profit organizations. Selina then began medical school at OSU in autumn of 2020. Her passion for global health and health disparities grew as she completed advanced competencies in Interdisciplinary Case Management for Working with Underserved Populations and Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health alongside clinical experience. She will be pursuing a Master’s in Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London to grow in the field of public health advocacy and learn how to best serve the world’s most underserved populations as a physician. Upon return to the US, she will finish her final year of medical school.
As a Fulbrighter, Selina plans to immerse herself in the UK’s single-payer healthcare system to learn of its intricacies that make it unique from that of the US. While in London, she will work with research faculty at Queen Mary’s Cancer Prevention Unit. In her free time, Selina looks forward to hiking in the UK countryside, cheering on Premier League matches, and attending orchestra performances.