Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice-President, National HOSA Executive Council
Organization: National HOSA
“The Power of Perspective“
Presentation Description: Sometimes along our journey, things may not go as planned and we face adversity within the spaces we find ourselves in. With the current state of our world, it is more important now than ever that we come together, stay positive, and give ourselves grace within our own situations. In this virtual workshop, Emily shares a defining moment in her HOSA journey while emphasizing the importance of perseverance and staying positive.
Presenter Bio: Ever since she can remember, Emily has always wanted to be in service to others in any way she possibly can. When she walked into her first CERT competition 4 years ago, aside from being nervous about triaging for the first time, she knew right away HOSA would give her a chance to make a difference in someone’s life. From serving her community through her local Emergency Management Department throughout the last several years, Emily witnessed the greater impact that HOSA could have on this world and how HOSA truly is the bridge between health science in the classroom and the working field of medicine. Emily is currently a sophomore at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, majoring in Biology and Government with the plan to attend medical school. One day, she also hopes to work on Capitol Hill advocating for public health. Emily plans on being an advocate for HOSA beyond her postsecondary/collegiate education, ensuring future members have the chance to call this organization home. She encourages every HOSA member to take advantage of every single opportunity while remembering to be their very best, even if the journey gets tough at times. Coming back to her home state’s SLC, Emily cannot wait to see how each and every member excel in this virtual state leadership conference!