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Biyeshi Kumsa

Biyeshi Kumsa“I want to be a doctor on the front lines of crises that are plaguing women who are poor, women who don’t have access to healthcare,” says Biyeshi Kumsa, a senior at Columbia Heights Education Campus. Her interest in the medical profession is inspired by her family’s roots in Ethiopia, where she says many women “don’t have anyone to speak for the health issues they face.” Biyeshi’s interest in rural medicine was also informed by her participation in a DCPS summer study abroad trip to Nicaragua. During the trip, the group worked with a school in a rural community. Biyeshi says the students “impacted my perspective and motivated me not only to help people in my community in the US, but also to go abroad in the future and help students who live in poverty.” During her time at CHEC, Biyeshi has learned about global health through her involvement in Global Kids, an organization that develops youth leaders, as well as through volunteering with Teen Health Promoters. Biyeshi will follow her passion for medicine at Dartmouth College this fall, and she wants all students to know that they can reach their goals. “I want them to know that they can do anything if they put their minds to it.” #DCPSGoesToCollege

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