Hello! My name is Katilla Osindero and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a third-year Chemistry student with an emphasis in Pre-Health. In the future, I plan on attending medical school to become an OB/GYN. I am extremely passionate about the Black community, the leading reason for my love of women’s health and babies. Black women are disproportionately affected by many avoidable health issues, especially during pregnancy and childbirth.

Additionally, I am passionate about modern gynecology, that is, the incorporation of inclusive practices for non-female identifying menstruators and technological advances in healthcare. I believe healthcare should be completely accessible to EVERYONE regardless of gender identification, immigration status, age, race and ethnic background, economic status, etc. I want to use my talents (and degrees) to make this a reality.

I love the community I found here at UNC through the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and other campus organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., African Students United and Black Student Union. The Garvey and these organizations continue to empower me to use my platform and voice to fight against social injustices, not only in healthcare but across all communities, Greeley and the world. These feelings remind me of a quote I would like to end on from one of my favorite activists, Angela Davis, who said, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change but I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

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