How are you involved with the Keller Center?

I am currently a Tiger Challenge Associate at the Keller Center. Previously, I was a Social Impact Designer on a team working to address mental wellbeing and academic stress in a local K-12 school district. I've also served as an Associate for a team looking at communication gaps and trust issues in an ambulatory OB/GYN practice at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Lastly, this past academic year, I served as an Associate for the community-wide Design Thinking Workshop Series hosted in the spring.

What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?

If you're looking to get involved with the Keller Center, reach out! Whether it's reaching out directly to the program directors or the staff or reaching out to students already involved with the Keller Center, everyone is more than happy to talk to you about all of the various opportunities to become involved.

How have you benefited from your involvement with the Keller Center?

Through my involvement with the Keller Center, I learned of the design thinking methodology. Discovering the role of design in human-centered problem solving allowed me to re-frame my career goals. My experiences with Tiger Challenge helped me realize that there is a space for creativity in healthcare, which has really shaped my perspective and my interest in medicine.