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Meet our Alumni Ambassadors
Our Mission: The goal of the Alumni Ambassador Program is to cultivate student leaders who proudly represent what the Congress of Future Medical Leaders is and all that it embodies. This program is an opportunity for selected Alumni to share their experiences with high-achieving students who have the passion and drive to become our next leaders in medicine.
Hi! My name is Riya Yarlagadda, and I am a two time Congress Alumna. Apart from being an ambassador in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, I am the Secretary for my school’s HOSA organization and a member of the Western Region Regional Leadership Council for Operation Smile. Outside of school I love to dance, hike, and spend time with my family. I am also really interested in becoming a General Practitioner and hope to open my own clinic in the future. The Congress has encouraged me to pursue my dreams, and I am thrilled to share my experience with you!
Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I have been a dancer for over 10 years!
大家好, I am Ethan Ashby. I love to find every opportunity to improve. Health and the protection of the family is my ultimate goal in life. I am on the road to become a neuroscientist, and a family physician. I am deep in the study of mandarin, as well as medicine. I love traveling and learning about different cultures! My dream is to create a safer, less invasive treatment for brian tumors. I love the CMFL, and am working with them to make my dream a reality!
Fun Fact: I am a huge theater geek, and I love to perform in local plays.
Bonjour à tous! My name is Ji’Mie, and I am a 16 year old sophomore at Charles Herbert Flowers High School. I am an all year around track and field athlete, who loves to meet new people and learn new things. My goals in life is to make a difference, be successful and travel the world. Medicine has always been a passion of mine and I love the medical world. Apart from medicine I like to spend time with friends, eat lots of food, look at movies and explore new things.
Fun Fact: I know the full first act of Hamilton and I am fluent in French!
Hi! My name is Rouida and I am a current junior at Park Hill South High School. I have chosen to become an ambassador for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders because I wish to pass on my amazing experience with this program to other students and open for them a door full of various opportunities and possibilities. At school, I maintain leadership positions in a variety of clubs such as DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), MSA (Muslim Students Association), and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). I also, after being inspired by the Congress, have founded chapters of national organizations such as Peer Responders and Solve Hunger in my state. My dream is to become a specialized physician. Specialized in what? That is yet to be decided. Apart from school, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, watching movies and television shows, playing games, and studying religion. I also happen to enjoy volunteering at various community activities. Regardless, I am thrilled to be an ambassador for the Congress and look forward to working with you all!
Fun Fact: I LOVE RAMEN! It is my ultimate “go-to” food!
Hi! ¡Hola! I’m Izzy and I am currently a junior at Ashe County High School. In addition to being one of the first Congress Alumni Ambassadors, I am involved in the Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA, at my school! Immediately after High School I hope to attend Wingate University near Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Nursing. My plan is to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU, as a Nurse and then later on as a doctor, also known as a Neonatologist.
Fun Fact: I have a service dog.
Hey y’all! I’m Dixie Lasher and I’m a highschool senior planning on attending Dallas Baptist University in fall 2022. In addition to being an Congress Ambassador, I am also varsity cheer captain at my school and a dancer. I plan to major in Biology during college to work towards becoming an anesthesiologist specializing in obstetrics!
Fun Fact: I am named after the actress Dixie Carter from the 1980’s sitcom “Designing Women.”
Hello! My name is Rida Rehan. I am a high school student currently in 11th grade. I am a Congress Alumni and one of the first Congress Ambassadors. I come from a Pakistani heritage which is how I’ve come to learn many languages and to love many cultures as well. I know several family members and friends fighting cancer which is why I want to continue my journey of medicine by becoming an Oncologist to research cancer. I currently work part-time at a doctor’s office which has given me much experience. Some of my hobbies include dancing, reading, spending time with family, and I’m a HUGE Marvel fan. I can’t wait to be a bigger part of the Congress through this program and interact with you all!
Fun Fact: I am multilingual! I can speak English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, French, and American Sign Language.
Hello! My name is Srinidhi Chinnadurai and I am currently a junior in East Meadow High School. I hope to one day became a surgeon. I love traveling because of the amazing cultures all around the world that I get to learn about and especially the different kinds of foods I get to try out. My dream is to live in Europe working as a surgeon!