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Hello! My name is Tabitha Willis, and I am from the south suburbs of Chicago. I am a fourth-year Morrill, Jesse Owens and LSAMP scholar studying Medical Anthropology and Biology on a pre-medical track. At Ohio State, I have taken every opportunity I can to advance my horizons, serving as the Co-Director of Pay it Forward, LSAMP SURE Research Grant Scholar, R-Lead peer mentor, and member of Ohio State’s Nike Project Move Cohort. I have become immensely thankful for the community I have built and I am humbled to be able to take part in Ohio State’s homecoming court traditions.
I am extremely passionate about access to STEM education in low income minority school systems and quality medical care in underserved communities. After graduation I plan to take a gap year before pursuing medical school to do community work to support minority youth. I also enjoy creative writing, design, singing and exploring museums, choosing to explore these endeavors anytime I can in my free time.
I have chosen to fundraise for the Stroke Education and Research Fund in Neurology, which goes towards education and research in patient care along with projects related to the occurrence of strokes and their detection, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke patients. This fund hits close to home for me as my father has battled many major strokes and their debilitating impact on the human body. Helping my father learn to walk and complete everyday tasks again during the COVID-19 pandemic showed me the resilience that we all possess. I would like to support this fund to help contribute to groundbreaking research for the Ohio community and world beyond. Please join me in supporting this research fund!