Caroline is serving her first year with MGH Youth Scholars Program.
What inspires you to serve?
My youth inspire me! The young people I’m able to work with at MGH are incredible. They’re curious, diligent, kind, intelligent, and passionate. They make me laugh and bring me so much joy.
What social justice issue are you most passionate about and why?
I am passionate about public health and health equity. In the words of Paul Farmer (global health advocate and humanitarian), “the idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” We need to work together to ensure all people have the access and ability to attain their fullest health potential.
Who has been your biggest support this year?
My current coworker, fellow Fellow, and long time friend, Lauren Simao. Lauren and I first met on a service trip at BC, and then served together in a student group on campus, so it’s been really awesome working alongside her again this year! She’s the one who suggested I apply to this program so I have her to thank for my wonderful experience! Lauren inspires me to be a better youth worker and always makes herself available to answer my questions (which happens a lot!) I have learned so much from her and am so grateful she’s a part of my life.
What do you do to practice self-care?
I run, do yoga, and eat chocolate 🙂